IOMC March 2020 Newsletter



Letter from the IOMC President  Mark Grach


The world is living in a new reality.  As COVID-19 becomes part of our everyday vocabulary, health care professionals are in a perpetual change mode.   While our Public Health colleagues have warned of a calamitous pandemic, we were comforted by the feeling that we could respond swiftly to meet the challenges.  As of March 26th only one country had no reported cases. More>




Update on COVID-19 Resources

During this challenging time, we want to do our part and support you and our community. We are focused on working together to slow the spread of COVID-19, and sharing information that can help you, your families and our community during this challenging time.Here are resources for you. More> 


Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers More>



TeleMental Health for Self-Funded Plans in the Time of Coronvirus More>



New Normal-Working from Home Tips

Whether you have been instructed to work from home due to the global health crisis, are a remote employee, or your office has been closed temporarily, there are a number of ways to ensure you are productive, remain connected to your colleagues, and maintain your company culture. More>



COVID-19 Donation Match to $300K  

This is  an incredible opportunity for IOMC to help more people during the COVID-19 crisis. Your donation to IOMC will be matched by Benevity up to $300K to support our “community of leaders” who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate today so we can help more community leaders. We are Together! More>

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Under Construction: IOMC Events for 2020

During this unprecedented time, we are considering how to ensure our Fellows and partners time, energy and safety. More information will be forthcoming regarding the 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for June4th and other events throughout the year! 



Fellow Spotlight 

Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH, IOMC Fellow and Notable Women in Health care. Dr. McKinney, CEO of the Illinois Medical District is blazing the way with Westside United to address social determinants that negatively impact life expectancy. Learn more about her here.




Board of Governors Nominations

Due April 30, 2020
IOMC Board of Governors are being sought for July, 2020 through June 2021. We are looking toward the future with dynamic business and collaborators who can help grow IOMC to support the needs of a changing health care delivery environment.  If you are a Fellow or know a Fellow who might have an interest to help lead IOMC’s cross-functional disciplined community, please contact Cheryl Irmiter, Ph.D., Executive Director at cirmiter@iomc.orgLearn more>

Consider nominating frontline heros as members and c-suite leaders during this pandemic as IOMC Fellows or Billings Fellows. 





Call for Reviewers-Portes Foundation

Due June 1, 2020

If you are an IOMC Fellow and would like to review scientific proposals for the Portes Foundation and IOMC’s 2021 Funding Opportunity, please email by June 1, 2020.



Our Future Leaders

Welcome 2020 Student Interns! 

Loyola University Chicago

Parkinson School of Heath Science and Public Health

Mahima Verma, left, Meghna Kuriaos, right











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