Student Assembly Hill Day, 2023

Capital building in Washington, DC

Students meet with members of the House and Senate for advocacy training. In March, 2023, leaders at the Social Mission Alliance (SMA) worked with students across health professions to advocate effectively to five offices of members of the House and Senate online, presenting fact sheets on the health professional density of their respective districts as well as speaking on relevant…

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Newly Released Advocacy Priorities

Social Mission Advocacy Priorities

Social Mission Alliance Unveils Advocacy Priorities Washington, D.C, April 11, 2023. – The Social Mission Alliance’s Advocacy Advisory Council hosted a virtual summit to convene leaders and activists in pursuit of health equity, and release newly formed advocacy priorities. This inaugural event introduced members of the council, facilitated a discussion with audience members, and included a panel discussion with two prominent activists. The…

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Advocacy Advisory Council Summit

Zoom meeting screenshot

On March 27, 2023, the Social Mission Alliance held a public Summit to introduce members of the Advocacy Advisory Council, unveil SMA’s advocacy priorities, engage members of the greater Alliance, and host a panel discussion on policy advocacy for healthcare professionals. State of Social Mission Policy and Advocacy Panel Discussion – Stepping Out of the Clinic: Policy and Advocacy for…

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Must-Reads about Black History

Black History Month Book Recommendation covers

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

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The War of Attrition in Health Professional Education

The Social Mission Alliance Student Assembly held a webinar to address racial and socioeconomic disparities of attrition rates in health professional education. The panelists talk about the current state of attrition, what contributes to these levels, examples they have encountered in the past, and what can be done in the future to reduce disparities.  Webinar Recording This webinar was originally…

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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 current, past, and future endeavors for advancing social mission in health professions education. Director Toyese Oyeyemi described the decision to change the Alliance’s name from Beyond Flexner Alliance to Social…

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

Health Equity Innovation Fund Award

The George Washington University is among sixteen organizations to receive a Health Equity Innovation Fund award. The awards from the AARP Center for Health Equity through NursingSM and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), are for projects offering promising solutions aimed at eliminating structural inequities, particularly structural…

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