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BFA Blog – July 10, 2018

Innovating to Improve Care Now and In the Future: Screening for and Addressing Social Determinant of Health Needs Physicians and other health care providers can learn a lot from the world...

BFA Blog – January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 A medical school, by definition, is a professional school, preparing graduates for their future profession. What are we preparing graduates to do? As we debate the future...

BFA Blog – December 11, 2017

The Macy Awards for Excellence in Social Mission: Your Opportunity to Celebrate Your Colleagues December 11, 2017 This blog was originally posted on the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Web site on November...

BFA Blog – November 21, 2017

The Importance of Having a Strong Social Mission November 21, 2017 This blog was originally posted in the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Fall Newsletter on November 13, 2017. Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)...

BFA Blog – October 24, 2017

Increasing the Number of Medical Students Choosing Family Medicine or Primary Care October 24, 2017 In his JAMA “Viewpoint” article, “Social Mission in Health Professions Education: Beyond Flexner”(1), Fitzhugh Mullan argues...

BFA Blog – October 11, 2017

The Separation of Medicine and Dentistry October 11, 2017 “My teeth are killing me. I haven’t been able to sleep or eat in days. Isn’t there anything you can do?”...

BFA Blog – August 2017

Metrics For Social Mission August 2017 In today’s complex health care environment, given that stakeholders and policy experts commonly expect demonstrable evidence of quality, accountability and improvement, measurement has become...

BFA Blog – June 2017

ACA or Not, American Medical Schools Are Not Ready for Future of Healthcare June 1, 2017 Republicans and Democrats in Congress continue to battle over repealing the Affordable Care Act...

BFA Blog – April 2017

The Paradox of Medical Triumphs April 24, 2017 As we discharge another patient from the intensive care unit, we celebrate a job well done. “Can you believe how far she’s...

A State-Based Strategy for Expanding Primary Care Residency

As the health care system looks to improve overall health and reduce unnecessary spending, primary care physicians become increasingly critical. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) recognizes that primary care clinicians...