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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.


State of Social Mission Alliance Webinar

Recap video Summary of the webinar In the State of the Social Mission Alliance Webinar, hosted on January 19, 2023, we heard from multiple members of the SMA team on…


$50,000 Funding Award to Advance Health Equity through Nursing

The George Washington University’s Social Mission Alliance is one of the sixteen organizations to receive a Health Equity Innovation Fund award. The awards from the AARP Center for Health Equity through…


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Biomedical Workforce, and Advancing Health Disparities and Health Equity Research

Recommending a strategic approach to incresing the impact of NIH funding to address health equity. About the report Racial equity, diversity, and inclusion are core to the issues of health…

[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.