Home Visiting Coordinated Intake


Coordinated Intake (CI) is a collaborative process that provides families with a single point of entry for home visiting programs within a community.

Trained Coordinated Intake workers serve as a hub for home visiting, assessing families’ needs, referring them to an appropriate home visiting program, and tracking what happens to the referrals.

Best Practices, Tools, and Lessons Learned

Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Early Childhood Home Visiting (IDHS-DEC HV) program has been invested in coordinated intake and community systems building since the inception of DEC HV.

See below for a Coordinated Intake toolkit, logic model, and reports on best practices.


IDHS-DEC HV Coordinated Intake Assessment Tool (CIAT)

A Coordinated Intake Assessment Tool (CIAT) is utilized by all Illinois DEC HV communities when recruiting participants. Non-IDHS-DEC HV programs may use it as well.

To learn more about Learning Communities contact Janiene Garcia at janiene@illinois.edu.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant Number X10MC43579 and Grant Number X10MC39684 in the total award amounts of $8,473,513 and $8,257,262, respectively, for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the United States Government.