2018 Awards for Excellence in Social Mission in Health Professions Education Announced
The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and the Beyond Flexner Alliance today announced the selection of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission in Health Professions Education. 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. Read more
Dr. Joedrecka Brown Speights to serve as Interim Chair of Florida State University's Department of Family Medicine & Rural Health (FMRH)
Effective April 2018, Dr. Joedrecka Brown Speights will serve as Interim Chair of FMRH. Her passion is to reduce health care disparities and she helped develop programs for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine on ways to teach health care providers to reduce health care disparities, promote mentorship, and achieve health equity. This past year, she was chosen as an Inaugural 2017 Fellow for the Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship at George Washington University and was recently awarded FSU’s prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award for her record of scholarly and service work dedicated to the underserved.
The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Research Advisory Committee welcomes new members, including GW HWRC Deputy Director, Clese Erikson. Operating in an advisory capacity, the Committee supports the efforts of the Board’s Data Release and Research Committee (DRRC) to develop, promote, and maintain a robust research agenda and establish new partnerships with nationally-recognized researchers and organizations.
GAO Report: HHS Needs Better Information to Assess Impact of Federal Programs on the Physician Workforce
This GAO report found that while federal agencies generally collect information needed to manage their individual programs, this information is not sufficient to comprehensively understand whether the federal investment in GME training meets national physician workforce needs. Read full report
GWHWI co-directors Fitzhugh Mullan and Patricia Pittman commented on this report. View comments
New Social Workers: Results of the Nationwide Survey of 2017 Social Work Graduates
This report is an analysis of a survey of recent social work graduates, which was administered in August 2017. The survey instrument addressed student demographics, employment, and perceptions of social work education and the job market. Read report
GWHWI members involved in this research include Edward Salsberg and Leo Quigley.