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The Institute of Medicine of Chicago is an independent non-profit organization of distinguished leaders in the health field who collaborate to improve the health of the public. Drawing upon the expertise of a diverse membership and other regional leaders, the IOMC addresses critical health issues through a range of interdisciplinary approaches including education, research, communication of trusted information, and community engagement.

With the health of the public at its core, IOMC is building new programs and services to better meet the needs of its members and the Chicagoland community, its counties and the State of Illinois. 

2023 — From the president's Desk 

Letter from the IOMC President  Lorenzo Pence, DO 


Upcoming Event- 9th State of Health of Chicago December 14, 2023 (Bi-Annual Convening)

We are honored to host the 9th State of Health of Chicago this year! The convening will be held on December 14, 2023 at the Grand Lux Cafe from 4:00 PM CT - 8:00 PM CT. The last convening was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  This convening is held bi-annually and is a pivotal event for IOMC defining its efforts for the next two years.  This year we are relentlessly focused on '"Driving a path to Advancing Health Equity by Reducing Healthcare Disparities." Join us in this effort and look for ways to work IOMC on this initiative. 

It's is our distinct pleasure to have Dr. Bechara Choucair, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals as our keynote speaker.

Dr. Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, Immediate past Commissioner of the City of Chicago Public Health, will be honored with the 2023 Outstanding Leadership Award for her service and leadership. In addition, IOMC has a panel of nine senior leaders who are actively involved with meeting the challenges of 'advancing health equity.'  

The convening will include a Panel Forum of nine senior leaders discussing the key challenges facing our communities. The panel will be moderated by Health News Illinois. 

We hope to see you at these events!  Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your families, colleagues and friends! 

We have plenty to be grateful for this year while building hope and promise for others. 

Make an Impact - Giving Now  Supports IOMC's Programs and Workgroups for 2024

Please keep IOMC in mind for your annual donation as the year comes to a close!  Our strategic focus includes six programmatic areas that need your financial support. Your donation, small or large, will help us move forward with our initiatives.  Be confident that your donation is in good hands.  


Lorenzo Pence, DO 

President, Institute of Medicine of Chicago 


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