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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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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$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 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…

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2021 Annual Report

This report summarizes accomplishments in 2021 and presents the 2022-2023 Strategic Plan. 2021 marked a year of growth for the Beyond Flexner Alliance. Our team grew with the additions of talented programmatic and research leads. Our initiatives increased as we introduced a new Health Justice Fellowship program, reconstituted our Student Assembly, invested firmly in our cornerstone Diversity Initiative and Social…

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How Can Health Professions Students Help to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic?

As federal officials determine when and how to reopen the country, numerous public health experts fear that the United States is significantly short of the public health workers needed to mitigate another occurrence and properly perform contract tracing. On April 8, 2020 JAMA published an editorial co-authored by Dr. Josh Sharfstein and Dr. Howard Bauchner proposing a public health response…

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​Social Mission: Voices for Change Fellowship

The UC Davis Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce (CDHW) and the Beyond Flexner Alliance (BFA) recently launched a new Social Mission: Voices for Change Fellowship program. About the Fellowship The UC Davis Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce (CDHW) and the Beyond Flexner Alliance (BFA) recently launched a new Social Mission: Voices for Change Fellowship program.  The fellowship was designed to provide interprofessional…

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BFA Student Alliance Letter to Biden-Harris Administration

Following the Health Professions Students’ Voices on Voting and the Election webinar, the Beyond Flexner Alliance Student Assembly drafted a letter to be sent to the Biden-Harris Administration regarding top issues the Administration should address from the health professions students’ perspective. Over 60 health professions leaders and organizations signed-on advocating for the following: An equitable COVID-19 response Increased healthcare access…

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Remembering Dr. Jack Geiger

Watch and listen to the incomparable, inspiring Jack Geiger MD – his journey from Harlem and the Civil Rights Movement to founding the community health center model to global human rights missions and a humanitarian legacy. The Social Mission Alliance was saddened to hear of the recent death of H. Jack Geiger, MD. Dr. Geiger was the inaugural recipient of…

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