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INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF CHICAGO


    • 4 Dec 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • Virtual Meetng
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    December 4, 2020

    Celebrate! Our Healthcare Heroes & Leaders and 2020 in Review

    Virtual Meeting 

    10:30 - 11:30 AM CT  (New Time) 


    New date: Changed from December 10th to December 4th 

    Complimentary-no fee to attend this program. 

    Post-Election 2020 in Review: The Need to Close the Health Equity Gap: Successes and Lessons Learned

    Guest Speakers: Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)

    Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health


    Join IOMC as we recognize outstanding healthcare leaders for their leadership, innovation and impact in making a difference in Chicago and the collar counties during the COVID-19 pandemic; celebrate our successes and lessons learned during 2020 and learn more about the progress of many challenges striking our communities and lives.

    IOMC is honored to have US Senator Dick Durbin (D- Illinois) as our guest keynote speaker for Celebrate! Our Healthcare Heroes and Leaders and 2020 in Review and Dr. Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director of National Institutes of Health. We will honor our "Healthcare Heroes" and professionals who are making a difference during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis. They are our true heroes! 

    Dr. Cheryl Rucker- Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP, President of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, Senator Dick Durbin, (D-Illinois) and Dr. Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD will discuss 2020 and the post-election perspective. Dr. Collins was appointed the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under former President Barak Obama. All will discuss the impact of many challenges facing the State of Illinois and others. Plus, we will talk about the need to close health equity gap impacting our communities.


    By attending this session, you will:

    • Obtain an update on the outlook over the fate of  the ACA and the case before the Supreme Court
    • Learn what new legislation will be prioritized to provide relief to families due to COVID-19
    • Discover how the Chicago HEAL initiative – an innovative collaboration between major Chicago hospitals to address violence and health disparities – is working and lessons learned to date

    About HEAL 

    Launched in October 2018 by Senator Durbin and ten of the largest hospitals serving Chicago, the Chicago HEAL Initiative is a three-year project to uplift the economic, health, and neighborhood conditions that are at the root of disparities, specifically in 18 of Chicago's neighborhoods with the highest rates of violence, poverty, and inequality. Recognizing their roles as leading employers, the hospitals have made 16 tangible commitments on actions—outside of their traditional health care roles—to engage their communities, including through local hiring and procurement, job training and mentorship, housing, and mental health activities.

    To support the hospitals in meeting their 16 commitments under the Chicago HEAL Initiative, Durbin has passed sweeping federal legislation to provide new funding to address childhood trauma.  Durbin also secured new funding and directive language in the fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills to prioritize communities such as Chicago for mental health, trauma-informed care, violence prevention, job training, and supportive housing programs. 

    Read the latest 74-page report here.

    Celebrate with us! Let’s pay homage to our Healthcare Heroes who have provided unmeasurable relief and care to COVID-19 patients, families and communities and during the management of this epic crisis.   



    Thank You to Our Sponsors 

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    Sponsorship opportunity- download the sponsorship brochure here

    Questions? Contact us at infostaff@iomc.org or call us at 312.709.2685.


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    • 29 Jan 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Meetng
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    January 29, 2021

    Closing Health Gaps from COVID-19 in Collar Counties & Examples

     Virtual Meeting 

    1:00- 2:00 PM CT 

    Post-Election Join us for a series of reports from Cook County and Chicago's collar counties on closing the health gaps from COVID-19 with examples and views of their progress and perspectives. Get a full picture of the closing the health gaps from five counties in one meeting!

    A series of short presentations from the Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will Counties by their public health directors or executives directors followed by an interactive session with a commentary panel. Plus, ample time for your questions and answers. 

    Speakers 

    Kiran Joshi, MD, Co-Director, Cook County Department of Public Health

    Mark Pfister, Executive Director of Lake County, IL, Health Department/Community

      Health Center

    Jackie Rouse, MHA, DrPH, Director, Community Health/Community Health Workers, South

      Chicagoland, Advocate Aurora Health

    Rachel Rubin, MD, Co-Director, Cook County Department of Public Health

     


    Commentary

    Wayne Giles, MD, MS, Dean, School of Public Health, UIC

    Check back with us for more details soon~



    Thank You to Our Sponsors 

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    Sponsorship opportunity- download the sponsorship brochure here

    Questions? Contact us at infostaff@iomc.org or call us at 312.709.2685.


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    • 19 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CST)
    • Virtual Meetng
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    February 19, 2021

    Racial Inequity in Healthcare 

     Virtual Meeting 

    8:00- 9:00 AM CT 


    In 2003, the Institute of Medicine published a report describing the need to: increase the proportion of underrepresented minority groups in the health-care workforce; integrate cross-cultural education into health- care training; and, advance efforts to identify sources of disparities and promising interventions. More than a decade later, 91 percent of hospital CEOs are whiteand while people of color represent 31 percent of hospital patients nationally, they comprise only:

    • 14% of hospital board members
    • 12% of executive leadership positions, and
    • 17% of first- and mid-level management positions

    These disparities in the leadership ranks of the healthcare industry are part and parcel of the health disparities in communities of color nationally and here in Chicago, where inequalities persist and, in some cases have widened in such indicators as low birthweight, heart disease, stroke, infant mortality and mortality in general.


    Post-Election  By attending this session, you will learn: 

    • Understand the effects of socioeconomic factors, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other patient characteristics on health inequities and identify ways to mitigate them in your own practice or organization
    • Understand the components of policies and practices that have been shown to contribute to inclusive workplace environments, and enhance recruitment, development, advancement and retention of women and minorities in the healthcare workforce
    • Understand the effect of patient and provider biases on healthcare outcomes; describe ways to mitigate the effect of these biases

    Moderator

    Raul Garza, MBA, CEO, Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness Center


    Panel 

    Beena S. Peters, DNP, MS, RN, FACHE, System Chief Nursing Officer, Cook County

      Health

    Adeola Oduwole, MSc, VP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Lurie Children’s 

      Hospital

    Audra Davis, PsyD, Organizational Psychologist and Managing Partner, The Exeter 

      Group 

    Fernando De Maio, PhD, Director, Health Equity Research and Data Use, Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association  


    Suggested reading

    The State of Diversity & Inclusion in the Healthcare Industry Part 1: Industry Overview (October 2017). Diversity Best Practices.

    New Report Details Chicago's Racial, Ethnic Disparities (May 2017) University of Illinois Chicago.



    Thank You to Our Sponsors 

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    Friend 

                                          

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    Colleague 

                                                                        


    Sponsorship opportunity- download the sponsorship brochure here

    Questions? Contact us at infostaff@iomc.org or call us at 312.709.2685.


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    • 25 Jun 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meetng



    June 25, 2021

    2021 Annual Meeting

     Virtual Meeting 

    5:00 PM- 7:00 PM  CT 


    SAVE THE DATE !!! Check back with us for more details!!!




    Thank You to Our Sponsors 

    Benefactor 


    Friend 

                                          

    Innovator 


        



                                             



    Colleague 

                                                                        


    Sponsorship opportunity- download the sponsorship brochure here

    Questions? Contact us at infostaff@iomc.org or call us at 312.709.2685.


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Past events

10 Nov 2020 COVID 19: The Legislative Response: How Do Disparately Impacted Communities Recover?
23 Oct 2020 State of Health of Chicago-Grand Convening
8 Oct 2020 SOHOC—NO Wealth-NO Health: Where Do We Go From Here?
25 Sep 2020 Focus Group-Collaboration For Systemic Change
4 Sep 2020 Focus Group-Collaboration for Systemic Change
4 Jun 2020 IOMC 2020 Annual Meeting
19 Mar 2020 Rescheduling-Fall-Targeting Our West Region-Opioid Crisis in Cook County
12 Dec 2019 2019 IOMC Holiday Recognition Celebration
14 Nov 2019 Addressing Intentional Violence- The University of Chicago's Role
3 Oct 2019 National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine Committee Report: Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation's Health
27 Jun 2019 IOMC 2019 Annual Meeting and Dinner
28 Mar 2019 IOMC Networking in Western Suburbs - Oak Brook
13 Dec 2018 IOMC Holiday Celebration
8 Nov 2018 John Jay Shannon, MD: The Health and Wellbeing of the Metropolitan Chicago People
20 Sep 2018 Accelerate Health Equity with Collective Social Impact
21 Jun 2018 Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) Leadership Breakfast: Illinois' impact on the opioid epidemic
12 Apr 2018 Healthy Chicago 2.0 - Primary & Secondary Gun Violence Prevention
6 Dec 2017 Holiday Recognition Celebration
14 Oct 2017 State of the Health of Chicago
8 Jun 2017 Annual Meeting and Dinner
8 Jun 2017 IOMC Annual Meeting
5 Apr 2017 Housing is Health: Lessons from the Better Health Through Housing Partnership Between UI Health and the Center for Housing and Health.
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