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Social Mission Alliance is a national movement, focused on health equity and training health professionals as agents of more equitable health care. This takes us beyond centuries-old conventions to train providers prepared to build a system that is not only better, but fairer.

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Unveiling the future of the Social Mission Alliance

Our commitment to advancing social mission begins by acknowledging the history of workforce and training inequities within medicine and beyond. As SMA continues to evolve, so do the needs of our allies and accomplices. A new identity reflects our look to the future.


2024 President’s Annual Budget Includes Funds for Health Workforce

Last Thursday, the White House released the president’s annual budget for fiscal year 2024. Highlights of the budget include several major increases in funding towards existing health workforce programs, as…


Must-Reads about Black History

Inspiring and informative stories honoring Black history, recommended by Social Mission Alliance members. To celebrate Black History month......


February Ally Spotlight with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

Each month, Social Mission Alliance (SMA) highlights the important work done by our allies. This month, we spoke to the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) about their organization and…

[Established in 2012]

Founded by Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, Social Mission Alliance is a joint activity of the Mullan Institute and George Washington University. We transform health professions education by mobilizing and amplifying learners, teachers, community leaders, policymakers, and their organizations to advance equity in education, research, service, policy, and practice.

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SMA has held six National Conferences, introduced a Social Mission award program, expanded SMA communications, and opened a Summer Internship Program.

Our Student Assembly brings together interdisciplinary health profession students passionate about social mission, to promote, network, and organize around health equity.

The Health Workforce Diversity Initiative, Social Mission Metrics Initiative, Health Justice Fellowship, and Voices for Change Fellowship advance meaningful change.

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Health professions education continues to require curated connections and alliances between disciplines, generations, worldviews, cultures, sectors, and geographic areas.

Social Mission Alliance can only continue to effect change with the support of its membership and financial sponsors.