Join Us In Durham, NC
April 8-10, 2024


The program and events offered at the Social Mission Alliance Conference provide the highest quality of education and networking opportunities for professionals committed to improve health care for those impacted by social determinants.


The Social Mission Alliance Conference provides health professions leaders, practitioners, educators, trainees, and community partners committed to the fight for a more just equitable healthcare system an outstanding opportunity to present their work, network, advocate, and learn. This conference aims to inspire and empower attendees to enhance health equity within their institutions and communities.


The Social Mission Alliance Conference is honored to welcome Keynote speakers who are nationally recognized social mission experts. Previous keynote speakers have included Dr. David Satcher, Dr. Donald Berwick, Dr. Camara Jones, Sir Michael Marmot, Dr. Kenya Beard, and authors Harriet Washington and Daniel Dawes.


Early tuition discounts will be available for a limited time. The Social Mission Alliance Conference registration includes a comprehensive curriculum, social events, meals and course materials including online access to lecture slides.


The Social Mission Alliance Conference is now accepting nominations for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission at the 2024 Conference. The purpose of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards is to recognize outstanding leadership in promoting social mission in health professions education. Social mission is defined as activities or initiatives that teach, model, or improve community engagement, diversity, disparities reduction, value-based care, or engagement with the social determinants of health. Social mission enhancement means making programs not only better, but fairer.

Social Mission Alliance Conference Themes

  1. Transforming curriculum to meet the needs of patients and communities
  2. Community engagement to plan, implement, and evaluate equitable solutions.
  3. Dismantling structural racism in health professions education
  4. Health workforce transformation as a structural intervention to advance health equity.
  5. Advocacy for all: recognizing and advocating for policies and programs that promote social mission.
  6. Creating Accountability: advancing measurement, data, and research to achieve meaningful change.

2024 Conference Sponsor

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Secretary Kody Kinsley

North Carolina’s Secretary of Health & Human Services – View Bio

Dr. Margaret P. Moss PhD, JD, RN, FAAN

University of Minnesota SON Professor and Associate Dean for Nursing and Health Policy – View Bio

Davarian L. Baldwin

is an internationally recognized scholar, author, and public advocate. – View Bio

About The Social Mission Alliance Conference

Moving the Dial on Social Mission:
​Ensuring Health Professions Education Meets the Challenges of Today

The Social Mission Alliance is a national movement, focused on health equity and training health professionals as agents of more equitable health care. This movement takes us beyond centuries-old conventions in health professional education to train providers prepared to build a system that is not only better, but fairer. The broad themes of social mission include social determinants of health, community engagement, disparity reduction, diversity promotion and value-based health care.

Accountability | Policy | Community Outcomes

Since 2012, Social Mission Alliance (formerly known as Beyond Flexner) has brought together educators, administrators, clinicians, trainees, and students to transform health profession education in pursuit of health equity. Join us as we gather for our seventh annual conference, April 8-10, 2024 in Durham, NC with our co-host Duke University School of Nursing.