Acute on Chronic believes in educated guidance to cannabinoids, alternative therapies, supplemental treatments, and support navigating a complex health system. We are here to provide clarity to cannabinoids and healthcare because we believe that access to treatment, evidence-based practice, healthcare equity, and defense of patient's rights are vital to your health and well being.
Rebecca Abraham, RN, BSN has worked in healthcare for 15 years with extensive experience in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Heart Failure, Surgical Services, and Case Management. Rebecca has trained and worked at some of the best academic medical centers in the country and is board certified in Critical Care Nursing. She also has a certificate in Cannabis Nursing through the American Association of Cannabis Nurses.
Rebecca was awarded a continuing education scholarship from National Nurses United to Rutgers University's Women's Global Health Leadership Certificate program. In 2015 she was awarded the Illinois Nurses Association 40 under 40 Leaders in Nursing Award, and was a scholarship winner for the 2012 Nurse in Washington Lobbyist Internship. Rebecca remains an active member of the American Association of Cannabis Nurses, National Nurses United (NNU), Patient Advocacy Alliance, and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She has testified and lobbied for healthcare, patient safety, nursing, and cannabis policies on the municipal, state, and federal levels.
In addition to her healthcare work, Rebecca is also proud to serve her community as a Board of Education Member for District 219 and also serves on the Skokie Park District Outreach Committee, Skokie Family Services Commission, and formerly the School District 73.5 Strategic Planning Committee. She was formerly a board member (2015-2018) at the Chicago Center for Music Education, a non-profit music school that serves the Chicagoland area. She also served as a board member (2015-2017) as well as a community advocate and in government relations for WeWill (formerly Mom+Baby), an organization that lobbied for women and family-friendly policies in Illinois.