Soledad O’Brien, Keynote Presentation, 2016 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

Fitzhugh Mullan, Opening Remarks, 2016 Macy’s Award Ceremony

Jack Geiger, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, 2016 Macy’s Award Ceremony

Luther Brewster, Breakout Session Leader, 2016 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

Conference Participants, Community Site Visit, 2015 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

2012 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

Fitzhugh Mullan, Plenary Presentation, 2015 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

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History of the Movement

The concept of “social mission” in medical or health professions education in the United States was not much used before 2010. Academicians, students, and policy leaders did reference ideas such...

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Social Mission Resources

SOCIAL MISSION RESOURCES: In this section, you have the opportunity to explore resources that have been categorized by our Beyond Flexner members. These include web-based resources, downloadable articles, videos, and...

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Conference Highlights

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Explore featured talks, resources, and stories from the Beyond Flexner conferences.

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Highlights

Divina Grossman Honored

Former Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) and BFA Board member, Divina Grossman, was honored recently with a plaque on the UMassD Leadership Walkway.

2018 Living Legend – Dr. Art Kaufman

UNM SOM will recognize Dr. Art Kaufman, BFA Board Memberm for his extraordinary contributions as the 2018 Living Legend. Dr. Kaufman has 43-years of service at the UNM SOM. In addition to his role as a Vice...

BFA Blog – December 11, 2017

In this blog, Claire Pomeroy, chair of the Beyond Flexner Conference Awards Committee for the Macy Awards and President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, along with Leigh Anne Butler,...

BFA Blog – November 21, 2017

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) was the first institution to receive the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Award for Institutional Excellence in Social Mission. Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, president and dean,...

Primary Care Progress Impact

The Primary Care Progress. a national organization committed to building a stronger primary care system, just launched their new website! Featuring the powerful Relational Leadership™ model, the new site includes strategies...

The Nexus Summit Follow-Up

In August 2017, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education hosted Nexus Summit 2017: Provocative Ideas for Practical IPE. This meeting brought together a community focused on advancing interprofessional team-based practice...

Diffusion of Community Health Workers Within Medicaid Managed Care

For almost a decade, community health workers (CHWs) have been integrated into the health care system in New Mexico. This Health Affairs blog discusses the use of CHWs within Medicaid...

Social Mission in Health Professions Education

This JAMA Viewpoint, authored by Fitzhugh Mullan details why and how the Beyond Flexner movement has grown and why it is critical for health professions educators, leaders, learners, and community-based allies...

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 1966