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

Beyond Flexner Alliance (BFA) is a movement focused on health equity and the education of health professionals as providers of more equitable health care, prepared to build a system that is not only better, but fairer.

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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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BFA Blog – October 24, 2017

In this blog, Dr. Joshua Freeman discusses effecting change in order to best serve American’s healthcare needs. To do so, health professions schools must ensure that admitted students have the...

BFA Blog – October 11, 2017

In the October 2017 BFA blog, Dr. Lisa Simon shares her experience with the disconnect between medicine and dentistry and the effect it has on patients. View blog 

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...

BFA Blog – August 2017

This August 2017 BFA blog highlights the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute’s (GWHWI) initiative to create a system of standardized process measurement tools as key indicators of health professions...

BFA Newsletter – August 2017

The August 2017 BFA newsletter focuses on denal health equity. It highlights 1) the divide between Americans who can afford dental coverage and those who cannot and 2) the division...

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