Dear Colleague(s) –
I wanted to share information about a special initiative that will be hosted at the upcoming Beyond Flexner 2022 conference taking place March 28-30, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ.
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission were created 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.
The award will be granted in the following categories: Rising Star (student, resident, fellow, or early-career faculty), Individual (mid-career and actively working in social mission), Program, Institution, and Lifetime Achievement (late-career or retired/emeritus). Awardees will receive $2,000 in direct funds, travel and lodging to the conference, and a crystal award acknowledging their achievement. Nominees should be working interprofessionally as innovators in health professions education who are invested in bringing change.
Nominations will be accepted until January 6, 2022 and can be submitted here. The awards dinner and presentation ceremony will take place on the first night of the conference, March 28, 2022.
The Josiah Macy Jr. Awards for Excellence provide a great opportunity to recognize changemakers and support them in their efforts as they advance health equity and social mission in health professions education.
Feel free to share with others you think may be interested.
Margaret Flinter, APRN, PhD, c-FNP
Senior Vice President and Clinical Director,
Community Health Center, Inc.
Senior Faculty Member and Founder Emeritus, Weitzman Institute
635 Main St
Middletown, CT 06457