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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Parents of Children Aged Birth-5 Years Asked to Participate in Survey to Improve Children’s Health

Parents of Children Aged Birth to 5 Years Asked to Participate in Survey to Improve Children’s Health

 

Bloomington, IL—The All Our Kids Early Childhood Networks (AOK) is presently assessing the needs of parents and young children in McLean County with the goal of creating an updated strategic plan to meet those needs. To add your voice to these efforts, the AOK Network at the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) is looking for parents of children aged birth to 5 years, or those who are currently pregnant, to take an online survey.

 

The survey, which takes about 5 minutes and is available in both English and Spanish, is aimed at parents or caregivers of children in two age groups: a child up to age 2; and a child aged 2-5 years. It asks parents to volunteer information such as: In which position do you lay your baby down to sleep? When did your baby have its first doctor check-up visit after birth? Does anyone smoke in your home? Is there a grocery store within 5 miles of your home? Do you have access to a vehicle or other transportation?

 

The AOK Networks initiative was launched in 1999 to support collaboration across service sectors to achieve greater results for young children. Surveys like these are just one method used by AOK to assess child and family outcomes in a specific community to get a comprehensive vision for early childhood success. 

 

Participation is voluntary and the survey only requires your county and zip code, which keeps participation anonymous and confidential. The survey will be available online through the first week in September. 

 

  • To access the survey click here
  • To learn more about the AOK Network click here.

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