WELCOME to the State of Health of Chicago!
Starting in September 2020 and through December 2021, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) hosted 20 interactive virtual learning sessions during the "State of Health of Chicago 2020-2021 (SOHOC)." At this time in its 105th year, IOMC announced the theme for 2020-2021 Collaboration for Systemic Change in the Time of a Pandemic: WE CAN DO BETTER. The focus was on the extreme socioeconomic challenges, population health, community health, and the COVID-19 pandemic crisis faced in Cook County, the collar counties, in Illinois, and globally. All were welcome to attend the virtual sessions due to the pandemic crisis- no fee to attend any of the virtual sessions. The Grand Convening was held on Fri., Oct. 23, 2020 with several post-election sessions through 2021.
“SOHOC is designed into two phases, pre-election and post-election, to acknowledge the implications of upcoming elections in November 2020. The imagined successful life is in jeopardy. We want to change that so that all thrive," stated IOMC President Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Executive Officer of Complete Managed Care Partners, LLC.
Illinois had over 310,000 COVID-19 cases with many in vulnerable communities (ILDPH ) in the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. The cases numbers have grown over time. We must transform how our wellbeing is impacted by this virus. IOMC will evaluate how the State of Illinois and its agencies are doing, and provide a constructive report card before and after the presidential election at the close of the its year.
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