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

Travel by bus to one of these events, at no charge to attendees.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Families Moving Forward and Church World Service

300 N. Queen St., Durham, NC; 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Ste, 106, Durham, NC)

Families Moving Forward is the only emergency shelter for families in Durham, providing a stable, safe, and loving environment, alongside educational, early intervention, and health programs, for families and children. Church World Service Durham welcomes refugees, immigrants, and asylum-seekers from around the globe into lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity through direct services, advocacy, leadership development, and relationship-building in the Durham community. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to tour their facilities and learn about and hear from the communities they serve.

TROSA, El Centro Hispano, and El Futuro

1820 James St., Durham, NC; 2000 Chapel Hill Rd., #26A, Durham, NC; 2020 Chapel Hill Rd., #23, Durham, NC

Join us on this three-part tour of TROSA, El Centro Hispano, and El Futuro. TROSA is a licensed treatment facility that empowers people with substance use disorders and recovering individuals by providing peer-driven comprehensive treatment, experiential vocational training, health services, free housing, and more. El Centro Hispano is the longest-serving Latine organization in North Carolina providing child and youth development and educational programs, ESL, financial literacy, job placement and training, and health education and prevention to the Hispanic/Latine population across Durham, Wake, Orange, and neighboring counties. El Futuro seeks to transform Latine-serving mental health care in North Carolina and beyond, by providing bilingual and culturally responsive mental health services and case management in a welcoming environment of healing and hope. Tour participants will learn about community-based approaches to mental health services from these premiere service organizations.

The M-PACT Experience and DUSON

DUSON/Mobile Unit

DUSON’s M-PACT (Mobile Prevention and Care Team) Clinic is a nurse-led mobile health unit. Nursing students apply social determinants of health knowledge to provide quality care to rural and underserved urban populations. Partnering with Durham Technical Community College and their Community Health Lab, they provide health screenings and health education. Participants will get a glimpse of M-PACT in action in the community. Afterwards, participants will be guided through DUSON and tour the Center for Nursing Discovery, a nationally recognized and accredited simulation lab.

Site Panels

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2024; time needs to be confirmed

Title: The Academic and Public Health Collaboration Effect

Speakers: Devon Noonan, Lisa Harrison, Irene Felsman, and Lynn Hardison

Summary: no information provided; TBD


  1. Compare and contrast the ways public health and academic institutions
    partner to advance population health.
  2. Describe how public health departments provide a conduit for increasing
    access to care.
  3. Define the impact of the academic and public health department partnership.