The Illinois State Medical Society Alliance (ISMSA) is an organization of physicians' spouses whose purpose is to help the medical profession in its endeavors to improve the health care and quality of life for all the citizens of Illinois. The Alliance contributes to the Raymond E. Hoffmann M.D. Benevolence Fund of the Illinois State Medical Society and to the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation.
In partnership with county medical societies, alliances across the state sponsor mini-internship programs. These programs provide legislators and community leaders the opportunity to experience the complexities of health care services delivery. In addition, the Alliance has instituted a large number of successful community health programs -- childhood obesity programs, bullying awareness, heart health, activities honoring physicians on Doctor's Day, nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, domestic violence awareness, and AIDS education to name just a few.
Being part of a federation allows ISMSA members to attend national meetings for leadership training and education. County presidents-elect are encouraged to attend the AMAA leadership training program in the fall of each year. This three day in-depth training session is for future alliance leaders. All ISMSA members receive PULSE, the quarterly publication of the ISMSA.
Kris Johnson, ISMSA Staff Executive, is available to help alliance members answer any questions or concerns. Phone the ISMSA at (800) 782-4767 for information or assistance or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.