- Posted by Let It Be Us
- On October 9, 2017
Dr. Paula Jaudes, Medical Director for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, is asking all parents of children in Illinois foster care, that you are now parenting or have recently parented, who have had health issues to please complete the Illinois DCFS Pediatric Health Care Survey for Foster Parents 2017. The survey is very important in helping to determine what we can do better to serve our youth in regards to medical care. Please share this information with other foster and adoptive parents. If you have their emails please forward this on. Thank you for your dedication and time.
The survey may be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PediatricCareSurveyFosterParent
Dr. Jaudes has made waves as an advocate of children for nearly 30 years. She has devoted herself to the health and protection of children who are underserved as a hospital administrator, practicing pediatrician and medical researcher, educator, and public servant. Dr. Jaudes has held the position of Medical Director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) since 1993. She helps ensure that Illinois’ children in foster care have access to the health services they require. Dr. Jaudes was the first physician in the United States to be named medical director of a state child welfare agency. She is also President and CEO of La Rabida Children’s Hospital which cares for children who are medically complex and medically fragile.
Let It Be Us is a 503(c)(3) with the mission of adoption and education of children in Illinois foster care. The Finding Forever Families Program recruits foster and adoptive parents throughout the State of Illinois. Let It Be Us manages and curates The Heart Gallery of Illinois – a photo listing of Illinois children awaiting adoption – which may be found on their website at www.LetItBeUs.org. Corporate Sponsorship for this program is welcome by contacting SusanMcConnell at susanmcconnel @ letitbeus.org.