College of Nursing Associate Professor Janice Odiaga, DNP, CPNP has been elected to the Institute of Medicine Chicago (IOMC) 2020-2021 Board of Directors. She will be representing Rush University on the board, helping to promote Rush’s mission of improving health equity in Chicago.
IOMC is an independent organization of distinguished leaders in the health field who collaborate to improve the health of the public. In alignment with Rush’s I CARE values, the IOMC addresses critical health issues through a range of interprofessional 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 meet its members and the Chicagoland community better.
Odiaga is the only nurse serving on the IOMC Board of Directors and looks forward to bringing a nursing perspective to the group.
“As professional health care providers and educators, we have the responsibility to influence future health care delivery and support the people who seek care,” says Odiaga. “It is our holistic view that helps advance the well-being of others. Interprofessional collaboration is a dynamic process which nurses have the knowledge, power of advocacy, and ability to create change. We must sit at the table and have our voices heard.”
Congratulations to Dr. Odiaga. We are excited to see what you and IOMC will accomplish together.