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State of Health of Chicago

  • 23 Oct 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • Virtual Meeting


  • Donations are greatly appreciated for our upcoming programs and initiatives.



The inaugural event is Thurs., Oct. 8th and the Grand Convening is on Fri., Oct. 23, 2020 with post-election sessions throughout 2021. Over fifteen (15) sessions are designed throughout the coming months. 

October 23, 2020 

 Grand Convening 

Virtual Meeting 

With our compliments, no fee to attend this convening.

Download Series Here 

Pre-Election Opening PlenaryState of COVID-19 in Illinois: State Director of Public Health 

Invited: Ngozi Ezike, MD

Pre-Election The Importance of Integrated Care in the COVID‐19 Environment 

Doriane C. Miller, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Community Health and Vitality, University of Chicago and Maria H. Rahmandar, MD, Medical Director,  Substance Use & Prevention Program (SUPP), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of  Chicago

Pre-Election Maternal Morbidity and Mortality and COVID-19: Managing Worsening Disparities

Dr. E Charles Lampley, Director High Risk Obstetrics Sinai Medical Center

Pre-Election Immunization Strategy and COVID-19: What Do We Know Now?

Samantha Olds-Frey, CEO,  Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans and Dr. Lisa Green, CEO Family Christian Health Center

Pre-Election  Wellbeing Trust Initiative Status Report

Elizabeth Carlson, RN, Professor Emeritus, Adult Health & Gerontological Nursing,  

Rush University College of Nursing

Pre-Election  Response Panel

Pre-Election  After Party-Networking


Sponsors are invited and encouraged to view the multiple levels and ways to be involved in the State of Health of Chicago 2020-2021. There are full year sponsorships and virtual session sponsorships. Download the Sponsorship Packet here. 


December 4, 2020

Post‐Election Healthcare and the Next Four Years: Medicare, Medicaid, and Innovation 

Invited: Senator Dick Durbin 

Post-Election What Needs to Change? COVID 19: The Legislative Response: How Do Disparately Impacted Communities Recover?

Invited: Congresswoman Robin Kelly

December 10, 2020 Holiday Event

Virtual Holiday Event 2020 in review: Progress Made to Closing the Health Equity Gap: Successes and Lessons Learned

SOHOC 2021 Virtual Sessions

Post‐Election Implicit Bias-Recognition, Impact, and Training to Close the Health Equity Gap          

Post‐Election From Fee for Service to Managed Medicaid: The Promise of Care Coordination For Children in Foster Care

Post‐Election The Prison Industrial Complex & Impact on Community Stability in Chicago

Post‐Election Racial Inequity in Healthcare

Beena S Peters, DNP, MS, RN, FACHE, System Chief Nursing Officer, Cook County Health and  Adeola Oduwole, MSc, VP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Lurie Children’s Hospital

Questions? Contact us at infostaff@iomc.org or call us at 312.675.6080. 


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