The information below is related to the Beyond Flexner 2022 Conference. The Social Mission Alliance 2024 Conference Information will be available soon. Thank you.

Monday, April 8th (Day 1) – MC: DUSON (Ernest Grant, PhD)

7:00-8:00 amBreakfast and Visit Sponsors 
8:00-8:20 amOpening Session 
8:00-8:10 amWelcome Remarks – Social Mission AllianceToyese Oyeyemi, Jr., MPH, CHES, Director
8:10-8:12 amWelcome Remarks – Duke UniversityPresident Vincent E. Price, PhD
8:12-8:15 amWelcome Remarks – Duke University School of NursingDean Michael Relf, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
8:15-8:18 amWelcome Remarks – Duke University School of NursingErnest Grant, PhD
8:18-8:20 amLand AcknowledgmentErnest Grant, PhD
8:20-8:25 amIntroduction/Welcome VideoSecretary Kody Kinsley
8:25-9:05 amKeynote #1Debra Farrington, Deputy Secretary /Chief Health Equity Officer, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
9:05-10:35 amPlenary 1– Advancing Health Equity in Health Professions Education in an Era of Political Polarization

Moderator: Candice Chen, MD, MPH

Victor J. Dzau, MD

Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP

10:35-11:00 amRefreshment Break, Visit Posters and Sponsors 
11:00 am-12:30 pm 
12:30-1:40 pmLunch Break, Visit Posters and Sponsors 
1:45–3:15 pm 
3:15-4:00 pmSolar Eclipse 
4:15-5:30 pmSpecial Session: Avoiding Another 50 Year Setback: A Listening and Visioning Session in Response to Anti-DEI Efforts 
4:30-5:15 pmPoster Session & Networking Event 
6:30-8:30 pmDinner and Macy Awards Program 

Breakout Session 1 - Monday 11:00-12:30

Session NameSession descriptionOral AbstractsSpeaker(s)
ATSU Pathways to Equitable Community Health
Representatives from AT Still University (ATSU) will discuss how leaning into ATSU's mission is yielding new initiatives, investments and results in creating pathways to health professions education through collaboration with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, community colleges, and community health centers.Pipeline (Pathway) to Equitable Community Health: University Mission, Investment, and SupportKimberly Kochanoff
ATSU Pipeline (Pathway) to Practice for Equitable Community Health: Nurturing and Educating the Pipeline (Pathway) - Pre-PA recruitment, student support, and didactic trainingTessa Tibben
ATSU Pipeline (Pathway) to Practice for Equitable Community Health: Educational and CHC Partnerships/Teaching Health CentersSylvia Dory
Equipping Students and Clinicians to Address Patients' Social Needs
Proposed Moderator:
The social determinants of health play an outsize role in driving health disparities in the United States. This session features three panelists discussing programs to raise learner awareness of, identify, and address medically vulnerable patients' social needs.Reducing HIV-Related Stigma Among First-Year Medical Students: Innovations in CurriculumNatalie Humphrey
Integrating Social Determinants of Health Screening to Enhance Hypertension Management in the Black Patient Community: Improving Patient Engagement and Self-ManagementCharmaine Duckie
Food as Medicine: A Collaboration to Engage, Educate, and Empower Under-Resourced Patients with Metabolic SyndromeMatthew Speer
Interprofessional Training and Patient Care in the Community
Proposed Moderator:
Hear three examples of efforts to bring needed health services and health professions training out into the community. Presentations will cover screening for food insecurity at an interprofessional education and practice health clinic; an interprofessional team of healthcare providers travelled by retrofitted university-owned motorcoach to rural communities; and an international example of providing ultrasound training to clinicians in rural communities.Robust Interprofessional Clinical Education and Practice to Improve Health EquityJean Davison & Marianne Cockroft
La Academia- As a model addressing workforce shortages in mental health, this interdisciplinary, experiential learning cohort demonstrates evidence of improved clinical skills and decreased burnout.Molly Hayes
Everybody Wins: Meeting the Needs of K-12 Students through Rural Community Engagement in Medical EducationLauren Nuriddin
Organizing and Disrupting for System Transformation
Proposed Moderator: Susan Stone
Participants in this session will come away with inspiration and action steps for advancing equity in their community after hearing about efforts to transform health systems through legislative activity, coalition building, and organizational discovery.Uniting Forces in Interprofessional Collaboration for Legislative Advocacy and Addressing Healthcare Disparities for the Medically ComplexAlita-Geri Carter
Disrupting a Disparate System: Addressing Segregated Care at a Large Academic Medical CenterMansi Shah
All-Encompassing Equity Transformation Initiative at the Rutgers School of Nursing: Reviewing the ImpactKyle Warren
Improving Wellbeing for Health Workers and Students
Proposed Moderator:
Addressing burnout in health care is a national priority. This session will feature a range of strategies for improving the experiences of health workers and students, including: changing the medical education environment to better support self-care and wellness, collaborations between a divinity school and nursing education, strengthening the worker voice, and culturally responsive training.Early Impact of the Dr. Lorna Breen Grantees: Implications for Health Workers and StudentsRandl Dent
Returning to Our “True Self” as Medical Students and Faculty: Guidance for improving medical education from a 4th Year ElectiveAnthony Fleg
The Meaning of Practice; Integrating Spirituality into Health Professional EducationAnne Derouin
Prioritizing Anti-racism in Education and Practice
Proposed Moderator:
Anti-racism is critical for advancing health equity. This session will feature multiple anti-racist strategies, including: use of a model of acknowledgement, apology, acceptance, and trust-building in health care; multidisciplinary training and curriculum on Reproductive Justice; and, use of community voices to challenge beliefs about race and racism in medicine.Harms and Healing: Acknowledging Racial Injustice and Building Trust in Health CareChristine Haran
Centering Reproductive Justice: A multidisciplinary training curriculum on reflexive anti-racismAna Sofia & Barber De Brito
Community Voices in Medical Education: Building Anti-Racist Capacity in Future PhysiciansMaranda Ward
Bringing Community into Curriculum Development
Proposed Moderator:
Concordance of curriculum with community need is a tenet of the social mission of health professions education. In this session, panelists describe three health professions curricula and program models that center community engagement in both the initial design and student experience.Community-Driven Development of an African Immigrant Community Health Worker Education Program in PhiladelphiaCristle Ike
Advancing Equity & Justice Through Community-Based Learning & AssessmentIsabel Chen
Impact of a Community Engaged Medical Education Program Built Using a Systematic FrameworkCarmela Rocchetti

Breakout Session 2 - Monday 1:45-3:15

Session NameSpeaker
How Voting Shapes Health OutcomesNicole Burns
What is Design Thinking? An interactive introduction to the human-centered design process with examples from global health initiatives for training & communicationEliza Squibb
Surpassing Structural Trauma: Post-Traumatic Growth in Teaching Health Center Clinical and Educational SystemsMeaghan Ruddy
Technology and AI in Healthcare: How to be ANTI-BiasLily Rubin-Miller
Harm Reduction and Substance Use Disorder: Implications for Practice, Policy and PedagogyBrittany Baker
Decolonizing Our Healing Work Through a Focus on StrengthsAnthony Fleg
LATIN-19, creating a multisectoral collaboration for improving health equity. A workshop on how to channel your passion to improve health.Viviana Martinez-Bianchi

Tuesday, April 9th (Day 2) – MC: Margaret B. Wilson, DDS, MBA

7:00-8:00 amBreakfast, Visit Posters and Sponsors 
8:00-8:10 amWelcome to Day 2 
8:10-9:10 amKeynote #2Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN
9:10-10:40 amPlenary 2 - Preparing the Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce: Strategies and Models for Recruitment and Retention

Brigit Carter, PhD, RN, CCRN, FAAN - moderator

Eleanor Fleming, PhD, DDS, MPH

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Mark C. Henderson, MD, MACP

10:40-11:00 amRefreshment Break, Visit Posters and Sponsors 
11:00 am-12:30 pm 
12:30-1:30 pmLunch Break, Visit Posters, Sponsors and Davarian Baldwin Book Signing 
1:30-2:30 pmPoster Session and Visit Sponsors 
2:30-3:30 pm

Community Panel I: The Academic and Rural Public Health Department Collaboration Effect

Summary: In this panel, we will discuss how rural public health departments and academic institutions partner to impact population health. Representatives from two rural North Carolina health departments, and the Duke University School of Nursing faculty who led the partnership development, will describe how their collaborations came together and the research, clinical practice, and educational activities created to improve health in rural communities. 


Donna J. Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN, CPH, FAAN, Clinical Professor, Director, Duke University School of Nursing Community Health Improvement Partnership Program (D-CHIPP) & Mobile Prevention and Care Team (M-PACT), Duke University School of Nursing


Irene Felsman, DNP, MPH, RN, C-GH, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing

Lynn Hardison, RN, CMA, MBA-HMT, Director of Nursing/Communicable Disease Program Coordinator, Pamlico County Health Department

Lisa Harrison, MPH,Health Director, Granville Vance Public Health

Devon Noonan, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, Dorothy L. Powell Term Chair in Nursing, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing

2:45-5:45 pmCommunity Site Visits
1. Families Moving Forward & Church World Service
2. TROSA & El Centro Hispano/El Futuro
3:30-4:00 pmRefreshment Break, Visit Posters and Sponsors 
4:00-5:00 pm

Community Panel II: Root Causes: How Duke University School of Medicine is Addressing Social Drivers of Health in Durham, North Carolina

Summary: Root Causes is a student-led incubator that began at Duke University School of Medicine and has expanded across Duke University and Durham. At Root Causes, students explore innovative social drivers of health interventions through service, advocacy, education, and research. Root Causes organizes around clinic-community partnerships to reduce barriers impacting access to healthy food, housing, and safe environments, as well as providing support for voter registration and safe exercise participation.

WellNest Housing Support Program was established in 2020. WellNest supports community members transitioning from being unhoused to housing. In partnership with Durham Homeless Care Transitions, WellNest offers a team of students to provide furniture, hands-on moving support, and longitudinal tenancy support. Since 2020, WellNest has supported over 50 community members in their housing transition, sourced over 200 pieces of furniture to donate to new homes, and recruited over 100 student-volunteers from across Duke and Durham. WellNest has sourced nearly $16,000 through crowdfunding and student awards.


Trisha Dalapati, Duke University School of Medicine

Maddie Brown, Duke University School of Medicine

Trevor Systma, Duke University School of Medicine
6:00pm-8:00pmStudent Event Night 

Breakout Session 3 - Tuesday 11:00-12:30

Session NameSession descriptionOral AbstractsSpeaker(s)
Students Leading Change
Proposed Moderator:
Health professions students represent the future of the health workforce and can play a powerful role in transforming the education systems that will shape it. In this session, we hear from three institutions that have centered the student perspective in designing health professions training initiativesDesigning a Diverse and Equitable Community Advisory Council to Improve Emergency Department Training and ServicesAlice Lu
The Health Justice Teach-In Series: A Student-Led Model To Fill Medical School Curriculum GapsAyomide Ojebuoboh
An Interprofessional Student-Led Approach to Home-Based Primary Care & Telehealth for Underserved Older Adults and People with DisabilitiesAllison Chu
Systematizing Equity in Health Professions Education
Proposed Moderator:
In this session, panelists discuss how one medical school has embraced an organizational and systemic approach for the integration of cultural humility into their program and culture, a training consortium's approach to supporting development and sustainability of community-based, family medicine residency infrastructure, and the application of a health equity framework in the development of student-led interventions rooted in emancipation praxis.Integrating Cultural Humility Into Your Learning EnvironmentCarmela Rocchetti
Applying the 5D Cycle for Health Equity to Health Professional EducationLauren Arrington
Building A Culture Of Social Accountability in Health Profession Traininglezley Alba
Teaching and Empowering the Next Generation of Health Equity Champions
Proposed Moderator:
This panel features three health equity leadership development programs housed at the George Washington University, but with global reach: The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity is designed to make health workers experts in and advocates for health equity; The Office of Minority Health (OMH) Minority Leaders Development Program (MLDP) aims to develop and support future federal leaders in public health and health equity, with a focus on individuals underrepresented in federal government leadership positions; and the Residency Fellowship in Health Policy (RFHP) is an intensive health policy elective to prepare residents and fellows to be effective physician-leaders in system-based practiceGlobal, interdisciplinary training to achieve health equity: The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, Evolution and ImpactGuenevere Burke
Training Interprofessional health equity leaders for public service career: An OMH and GW Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Workforce Equity CollaborationMaria Portela
The Residency Fellowship in Health Policy: 18 Years of Teaching Social Mission in Health Professions EducationNatalie Kirilichin
Stronger Together: Partnerships and Alliances to Promote Health Equity
Proposed Moderator:
In this session, three panelists describe three programs that highlight the crucial role of cross discipline collaborations in accelerating health equity and safeguarding health workers.Academic Medical-Legal Partnerships: Arming the Next Generation of Healthcare Providers with Tools to Address Patients' Health Harming Legal Needs and Help Advance Health EquityVicki Girard
Engaging the VA Clinical Workforce Through a National Health Equity Community of PracticeShannon Jordan
Advocacy in Healthcare Recruitment: The CGFNS Alliance's Role in Safeguarding Migrant NursesMargaret Maiyer
Creating a Culture of Inclusion
Proposed Moderator:
Ongoing efforts are needed to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is the standard in both training and practice. This session will feature survey data highlighting ongoing challenges, such as the prevalence of non-consensual contacts in training, as well as DEI strategies for a more culturally concordant care and equitable practice across a variety of professions and career stages, including use of doulas in perinatal care.A scoping review of interventions to promote workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion at later career stages in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, and health scienceKatherine Hill
Prevalence, Characteristics, and Intersections of Sexual Harassment and Nonconsensual Contact among Medical Students in the United StatesTaranjit Kaur
Racial Disparities in Perinatal Health, A National Crisis: Concordant Perinatal Doulas are Making a DifferenceVenus Standard
Centering Community Voices
Proposed Moderator:
True, meaningful community engagement requires working collaboratively with and through those who share similar situations, concerns, or challenges (National Academies of Medicine). In this panel, presenters share examples of how community engagement and perspectives were incorporated into projects aimed at enhancing digital literacy, building strategic community partnerships, and designing community-responsive health promotion interventions and education programs,Advancing Digital Equity in Rural Agricultural Communities: An Applied Research Project with Farmworkers, Community Health Workers, Growers and Producers, and Public LibrariesRoger Russell
Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity and Foster Student Education: The DUSON Community Health Improvement Partnership Program (D-CHIPP)Donna Biederman
A Six Year Review of Participatory Assessment and Learning Tools and Outcomes from a Community Health Club Program in South TexasJason Rosenfeld
Interrogating Data and Research for Equity
Proposed Moderator:
Research and data are constantly evolving to answer questions aimed at addressing priority social and clinical problems. Yet, they are also shaped by broader cultural and societal forces. In this session, presenters spotlight the important role of research and data in shaping the healthy equity and justice narrative.Characteristics of Physician Assistants/Associates Providing Care in Underprivileged Areas: A National AnalysisMirela Bruza-Augatis
New Directions in Analyzing Health InequitiesSusan Silva
40 years of AMA Physician Masterfile publications: what do they tell us about where we have been and where we should go next?Mallory Johnson
From the Sports Court to the Clinic: Innovations along the Spectrum of Pipeline Programming
Proposed Moderator:
Building a diverse health workforce that is prepared to meet the priority needs of communities served necessitates exposure and access to health professions pathways before, during and after formal entry into health professions education. In this session, speakers share three program models for increasing awareness of health professions opportunities, spanning from elementary school through medical training.Pick Up Sports and Health: A Service-Learning Model to Promote Health Literacy and Health Careers among School-Aged Children in Northern ManhattanJoshua Dawson
Transforming Education: Five-Year Evolution of a Justice Health Curriculum for Pre-Health StudentsMansi Shah
A Typology of Rural Residency Training to Support Educational Research and Prospective ApplicantsDavis Patterson

Wednesday, April 10th (Day 3) – MC: Jamar Slocum, MD, MBA, MPH

7:00– 8:00 amBreakfast, Visit Posters and Sponsors 
8:00– 8:10 amWelcome to Day 3 
8:10–9:40 amPlenary 3 – Health Equity, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Population Health

Moderator Patrick Smith, Ph.D., M.A., M.Div.

Michael Cary, PhD, RN

Siobahn Day Grady, PhD

Michael Kosorok, PhD

9:40–10:10 amConference RapporteurRobert Rock, MD
10:10–10:30 amRefreshment Break, Visit Posters and Sponsors 
10:30–11:30 amKeynote #3Professor Davarian L. Baldwin
11:30 am–1:00 pmDavarian Baldwin Book SigningProfessor Davarian L. Baldwin
11:30 am–12:30pmSMA Town HallToyese Oyeyemi, Jr., MPH, MCHES - Town Hall Moderator
12:30–12:40pmClose of Meeting and Send-OffTBD

*This program is subject to change.

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2022

7:00 AM5:00 PMRegistration and Check-in 
7:00 AM8:00 AMContinental Breakfast 
  Day OneMC: Jamar Slocum, MD, MBA, MPH, George Washington University
  Opening Session 
8:00 AM8:15 AMWelcome Remarks and Announcements - Land AcknowledgementDougherty Tsalabutie, MPH, Director, National Center for American Indian Health Professions, A.T. Still University
8:15 AM8:30 AMBFA Welcome
  • Toyese Oyeyemi, MPH, MCHES, Director, Beyond Flexner Alliance
  • Candice Chen, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health
8:30 AM8:45 AMHost City Leadership Welcome 
  A.T. Still University of Health SciencesCraig M. Phelps, DO, President
  Arizona State University, Edson College of Nursing and Health InnovationDavid Sklar, MD, Senior Advisor & Professor of Medicine, College of Health Solutions
8:45 AM9:30 AMKeynote AddressDaniel E. Dawes, JD, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
9:30 AM10:30 AMPlenary Session 1: Engaging in Policy to Advance Social Mission

Moderator: David Sklar, MD, Senior Advisor & Professor of Medicine, College of Health Solutions

  • Luis Padilla, MD, Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA
  • Aliya Bhatia, Acting Executive Director, Vot-ER & Civic Health Month
10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break 
11:00 AM12:30 PMConcurrent Breakout Sessions 1Click title to view PDF
12:30 PM1:30 PMLuncheon AddressPeter Hotez, MD, PhD, Dec (hon), FASTMH, FAAP, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
1:30 PM3:00 PMConcurrent Breakout Sessions 2Click title to view PDF
3:00 PM3:30 PMNetworking Break 
3:30 PM5:00 PMConcurrent Breakout Sessions 3Click title to view PDF
5:15 PM6:30 PMStudent Poster Competition 
7:00 PM9:00 PMDinner and Macy Awards Program 


7:00 AM10:00 AMRegistration and Check-in 
7:00 AM8:00 AMContinental Breakfast 
  Day TwoMC: Kim Perry, DDS, MSCS, FACD, Associate Professor, Associate VP University Strategic Partnerships, A.T. Still University
8:00 AM8:15 AMIntroduction to Day Two 
8:15 AM9:00 AMKeynote AddressKenya Beard, EdD, AGACNP, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Provost, Social Mission & Academic Excellence, Chamberlain University
9:00 AM10:30 AMPlenary Session 2: Centering Health Professions Education in Community

Moderator: Dr. Sandra Pattea, RN (Ret.), Rear Admiral, United States Public Health Service (Ret.)

  • Phuoc V. Le, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Co-founder, HEAL Initiative
  • Greg Chadwick, DDS, MS, Dean, ECU School of Dental Medicine
  • Gary Cloud, PhD, MBA, Vice President University Partnerships, A.T. Still University
10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break 
11:00 AM12:30 PMConcurrent Breakout Sessions 4Click title to view PDF
12:30 PM1:45 PMLuncheon Address

MC: Christine Morgan, EdD, CHES Assistant Professor, Residency Education Manager, A.T. Still University, SOMA

Speaker: Diana Yazzie Devine, MBA, CEO/President, Native American Connections

2:00 PM5:00 PM

Community Advocacy Forum: Addressing the Health Epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/People

Native American women are more than twice as likely to experience violence than any other demographic. In 2019, a national task force was launched to address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) epidemic in the United States. The state of Arizona was a major coordinator of the nationwide plan, and the Arizona State Legislature passed landmark legislation in the same year. Join us for a discussion of this critical issue with Debbie Nez-Manuel, a citizen of the Navajo Nation and a community advocate, who will share the history of MMIW/P and background on Arizona’s legislation. Officer Francis Bradley, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, works with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and will provide a law enforcement perspective. April Ignacio, Tohono O’odham, will share her personal research and experience; and Brooke Fulton, the Northern Arizona Care and Services After Assault Program Manager, will discuss the innovative Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model. Lastly, information will be shared on how healthcare professionals can mobilize alongside community members and become allies in an effort to combat this health epidemic.

Community Health Worker Forum: How Arizona Community Health Workers are Moving the Dial Towards Health Equity and Advancing the Social Mission

Hear from Arizona Community Health Workers (CHWs) and other interprofessional team members about how they are moving the dial to advance population health equity and enhance community capacity and advocacy. Drawn from the community they serve, CHWs possess a deep understanding of the social, cultural, linguistic, economic, and religious aspects of the vulnerable, under-resourced, and rural communities in which they live and work.  A trusted CHW serves as a liaison between health/social services and the community to facilitate access and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. CHWs work to improve mental/behavioral health resiliency by providing education, reducing stigma, and helping to navigate the healthcare system. During COVID-19, CHWs have adapted their approaches to meet the increased needs of their communities.

Moderator: Susan Casper, Community Advocacy Forum, ABC Host of Sonoran Living


  • Elaine Wilson, Principal Consultant of Elaine H. Wilson Consulting
  • Debbie Nez-Manuel, Consultant, Arizona Community Foundation
  • April Ignacio, Student, University of Arizona
  • Officer Francis Bradley, Sr., Indian Country Police Officer
  • Brooke Fulton, Program Manager, Northern Arizona Care and Services After Assault

Moderator: Floribella Redondo-Martinez, Co-Founder and CEO, Arizona Community Health Workers Association


  • Amanda Guay, Director of Community Health, North Country HealthCare
  • Maria Valenzuela, Director, Health & Wellness Program, Esperanca
  • Tessa Tibben, DHSc, MSPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, A.T. Still University
2:00 PM5:00 PMWorkshops Click title to view PDF
2:00 PM5:00 PMCommunity Site VisitsPre-registration required

ASU Community Collaborative at Westward Ho

Join us at the iconic, historic Westward Ho in hosting a community collaborative event where students and tenants gather for music, dance, and socializing. The ASU Community Collaborative program fuses student learning with community solutions through its student-run interprofessional services center located inside the Westward Ho, a subsidized housing complex for 300 seniors and individuals with disabilities. Under the supervision of ASU faculty, students from multiple disciplines facilitate a variety of social and recreational activities to promote health and well-being. Participants in this session will have an active (and fun) role in supporting the success of this exhilarating event!


Native American Connections' Patina Wellness Center:  A Community-Based Recovery Model and Traditional Talking Circle

At Native American Connections in Phoenix, Patina Wellness Center offers a unique community-based, whole-person recovery model for substance use. At Patina, families are kept together; and parents going through recovery may bring their children with them. Native American healing practices and evidence-based healthcare are used side-by-side.  During the visit to the Patina Wellness Center, attendees will receive a tour of the Center and participate in a traditional talking circle led by one of Patina's cultural counselors. 


A.T. Still University

AT Still University is guided by its mission to focus on whole-person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations. Visit our Mesa campus and see for yourself how we are preparing future healthcare professionals to meet our mission.  On your campus tour, you will visit the audiology training lab and “hear” what goes on related to hearing and balance technology; see a demonstration of osteopathic manipulative treatment, and learn about dental student training in our state-of-the-art simulation lab and dental clinics.

2:00 PM5:00 PM

Poverty Simulation

Poverty is a melting pot without limits, boundaries, or discrimination. Poverty affects more than 40 million individuals and families within the US. Often not knowing where their next meal might be coming from, every family's nightmare becomes a reality as they begin to lose hope, their sanity, and their health. We invite you to participate in an interactive immersion experience that sensitizes participants to the realities of living in poverty and hopefully increases their understanding of the communities they serve as healthcare providers. Through role-playing scenarios, participants adopt a new persona and act out a lifestyle that provides a true-to-life glimpse into the structural barriers faced by families living in various low socioeconomic situations. This 2-hour simulation provides participants a better understanding of what it is like for a low-income family trying to survive one month of everyday life. Participating in the Poverty Simulation is an attempt to bridge the gap between misconception to understanding with an end goal to inspire action toward positive community change.

4:00 PM7:00 PMIntegrated Interprofessional Community Outreach Program/Corbin's Legacy 
6:00 PM8:00 PMBFA Student Assembly Event 


7:30 AM8:30 AMRegistration and Check-in 
7:30 AM8:30 AMContinental Breakfast 
  Day ThreeMC: Natalie Haywood, MSN-Ed, RN, Arizona State University
8:15 AM8:30 AMIntroduction to Day Three 
8:30 AM10:00 AMPlenary Session 3: Advancing Social Mission and Creating Accountability: Role of Our Professional Associations

Moderator: Renée J. Crawford, DO, Phoenix Children's Hospital

  • Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, American Medical Association
  • Karen West, DMD, MPH, President & CEO, American Dental Education Association
10:00 AM10:30 AMNetworking Break 
10:30 AM10:45 AMConference RapporteurSusan E. Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, President, Frontier Nursing University
10:45 AM11:30 AMBFA Town Hall

Toyese Oyeyemi, MPH, MCHES, Director, Beyond Flexner Alliance

11:30 AM12:30 PMKeynote AddressHarriet A. Washington, Award-winning Medical Writer & Editor
12:30 PM Adjourn Conference

Barret Michalec, PhD, Director, Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education & Research (CAIPER); Associate Professor, Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University

*This program is subject to change.