The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity conducted an investigation to understand 1) how participating dental, medical, and nursing school leaders of the 2019 Social Mission Metrics Self-Assessment Survey view social mission, and 2) the effects of survey participation on institutional change. Social mission is defined as the contribution of a school in its mission, programs, and the performance of its graduates, faculty, and leadership in advancing health equity and addressing the health disparities of the society in which it exists. This investigation is part of a larger multi-year study, the Social Mission Metrics Initiative (SMMI), which involved creating and deploying a set of standardized measures for the assessment of social mission in dental, medical, and nursing schools. Participating self-assessment schools received a feedback report which allowed school leaders to learn about their school’s relative performance on 18 social mission areas in comparison to other participating schools. The investigators conducted interviews with school leaders using a semi-structured interview guide. The qualitative study was performed to 1) examine schools’ perception of social mission before and after survey participation; 2) identify opportunities and barriers to social mission implementation; and 3) identify the impact of survey participation on schools. The speakers will provide an overview of the study and describe its results, including the antecedents for the adoption of the survey. Social mission brings attention to many of the health equity and workforce challenges for these professions including the need for interprofessional education and increased minority representation. The investigation is premised on the belief that reaching the Quadruple Aim will require internal institutional commitment towards strengthening educational practices and structures to prepare graduates for addressing the health concerns of all Americans. This study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change