The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and the Beyond Flexner Alliance honored the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission in Health Professions Education at the April 2018 Beyond Flexner Conference. The purpose of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards is to recognize outstanding leadership in promoting social mission in health professions education. Social mission is defined as activities or initiatives that teach, model, or improve community engagement, diversity, disparities reduction, value based care, or engagement with the social determinants of health. Social mission enhancement means making programs not only better, but fairer.
- Individual Excellence: Neal A. Demby, DMD, MPH, D-ABSCD
- Program Excellence: Residency Program in Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Institutional Excellence: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
- Lifetime Achievement: Loretta C. Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANP