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INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF CHICAGO

About Us

The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) 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 metropolitan Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois community.


Founded in 1915, IOMC has a rich history of working for improving public health and population health. With numerous accomplishments to its credit, IOMC is  proud to work with leaders who promote, improve and advance systemic changes for the betterment of the communities it serves in Chicago, collar counties and the State of Illinois. 


The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) has made significant  contributions to the practice of medicine and the business of healthcare. As a uniquely multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary organization,  IOMC provides an independent, neutral forum for the Chicago region’s health  leaders to convene, collaborate, and contribute to the health of the city, counties, and the State of Illinois. 


To learn more about IOMC's history of accomplishments, visit this page


In addition to IOMC's programs, events and sessions, every two years, IOMC  conducts a State of Health of Chicago convening to continue work towards improvements in key areas to ensure everyone has the opportunity to improve their well wellbeing. It's an assessment and update of what's working and not working and how to move forward with changes. Many leaders are involved from the city, county, state, agencies, and national level providing their thought leadership, trends and visions. 


In addition to the social determinants of health, the key topics addressed are:  impact of the uninsured on healthcare providers, community healthcare workers, state of the disabled, gun violence and prevention, mental health and parity, and opioid abuse, addition and prevention.  


To learn more about  IOMC's strategic focus, visit this page.


Currently, IOMC's programs and sessions are  focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. To learn more about upcoming programs and visit past programs, visit this page. 


IOMC is 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 


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