Allies + Partners

We acknowledge organizations that are aligned in their vision of supporting health professions education in which social mission is valued to drive health equity and improved health for individuals, communities, and nations. The Social Mission Alliance is intended for collaboration to collectively further our shared mission.

SMA Allies + Partners:

    • Are aligned with the Social Mission Alliance’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
    • Are encouraged to attend our national conference and submit presentations / workshops for consideration.
    • Receive invitations to Strategic Partner meetings.
    • Receive updates from the Alliance community through the website, blogs, social media, webinars, and publications.
    • Identify opportunities to engage in the development and implementation of new SMA social mission activities.
    • Receive public recognition as a Strategic Partner on Social Mission Alliance’s website and national conference. 

> Partners

Partners are organizations the Social Mission Alliance is actively working in collaboration with on a project.

American Medical Student Association

AMSA is committed to improving health care and health care delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) mission is to provide visionary leadership in nursing education to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. By fostering dynamic and collaborative nursing education strategies, OADN ensures that the Associate Degree Nursing remains a pathway for a diverse spectrum of students, enriching the profession, and meeting the health care needs of patients, families, and communities.

PAEA; Learning for a Lifetime

PA Education Association (PAEA) is the only national organization representing PA educational programs in the United States. Currently, all of the accredited programs in the country are members of the Association. PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students, and other stakeholders.

> Allies

Allies are organizations aligning in values that the Social Mission Alliance has developed a relationship with. 


The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public. It is one of the largest medical organizations in the United States, with 136,700 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam, as well as internationally. The AAFP was instrumental in establishing family medicine – a derivative of classical general practice – as medicine’s 20th primary specialty.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship immerses a diverse group of graduate students in a mentored experiential learning and leadership development program designed to increase their skills and commitment to more effectively address the health needs of underserved people.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a transdisciplinary membership organization striving to establish a robust and diverse workforce to help transform communities to achieve health equity for all. To support clinicians and organizations caring for medically underserved communities, they provide professional education, training and technical assistance, clinical tools, and more.

Black Male Professors & Researchers Collective

The BMPRC Initiative is a hub to minimize the isolation that can result from the Only Black Male phenomenon by connecting Black male doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, professors, and researchers with each other for networking and mentoring opportunities. The BMPRC initiative is also a platform to inspire and help young Black men prepare for masters and doctoral programs.

Docs with Disabilities Initiative

The Docs with Disabilities Initiative uses research, education, and sharing of stories to drive change in perceptions, disability policy, and procedures in health professions, biomedical and science education.

Intend Health Strategies

The Network Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) is an international organization that fosters equitable community-oriented health services, education and research with the goal of improving health locally and globally. TUFH convenes innovative health care organizations, universities, community institutions, and thought leaders from all over the world.

People Power Health

People Power Health is committed to bringing practices of activism and community organizing to health professionals and developing a community of health activists that can learn from each other and grow over time.

Rx Foundation

The Rx Foundation supports collaborative initiatives to promote health justice, healing, and wellness in communities throughout the United States. They do this by engaging with diverse partners committed to a future in which all communities build their connections, capacity, and power to address the root causes of poor health.

Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative

The Sex and Gender Health Collaborative (SGHC) was established to advocate for inclusion of a sex and gender lens into the training of medical and health professionals. SGHC gathers evidence-based sex and gender educational resources; increasing awareness that sex and gender matters for individuals; clinical outcomes; and in health systems, by promoting sex- and gender-related collaborations among diverse groups.

> Social Mission Metrics Inaugural Supporters

The Social Mission Metrics Badge recognizes educational programs that have committed to social mission by taking the Social Mission Metrics Self-Assessment. Currently in it’s initial phase, only a select number of schools were invited to be a 2024 Inaugural Supporters.

Mercy University School of Nursing
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine
Emory School of Nursing
Morehouse School of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine
College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

> Interested in working with us?

We welcome new collaborations. To inquire about becoming an official Partner or Ally with the Social Mission Alliance, email us at

Join Our Newsletter