THE ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP – NEW ORLEANS
*** Click here to read a press release announcing the 2013-2014 class of New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows ***
Founded in 2007, the New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows Program is one of thirteen Schweitzer program sites across the U.S., and serves as a collaboration between Louisiana Public Health Institute, Louisiana State University, and Tulane University.
Since the program’s founding, Schweitzer Fellows in New Orleans—competitively chosen from health-focused graduate student applicants in a variety of fields—have worked tirelessly to address health disparities and the social determinants of health in the greater New Orleans area.
To read more about what being a Schweitzer Fellow in New Orleans entails and to find out how to apply, please visit our application page. Click here to download an informational one-pager about the New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows program, which is funded entirely by charitable donations and grants. Make a gift, make a difference!
Nearly 50 Schweitzer Fellows have provided over 8,000 hours of service to New Orleans’ most vulnerable communities. Partnering with area community-based organizations, these Fellows have addressed a wide variety of health needs through sustainable projects with direct service at their core. Examples include the following initiatives:
• Establishing dietary consult in the Ninth Ward Health Clinic
• Advocating for quality early childhood education programming for Spanish-speaking families
• Supporting formerly chemically-dependent mother in navigating their reentry to society
• Providing resource for low-income autistic children and their families
• Developing a senior health-focused exercise and education program for area assisted living facilities and retirement centers
Please see Fellows and Projects for a complete listing of Fellows’ service projects which are made possible by our generous sponsors. When Fellows’ initial year of service ends, they carry their commitment to meeting the health needs of underserved people forward as members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, now more than 2,000 strong.
NEW ORLEANS SCHWEITZER FELLOWS IN THE NEWS
July 28, 2011 “The Opportunity for Change Is Ripe”
June 1, 2011 Students Work on City’s Health Disparities
OUR FELLOWS SPEAK
“I loved the other Schweitzer Fellows, and feel especially proud to be a part of the inaugural class in New Orleans, a city that has so badly needed dedicated, local ‘reinvestment’ of the education and upbringing it provides.” – Schweitzer Fellow
“Experiencing barriers in life will always occur. Many will criticize you for whatever reason, and it can quickly discourage one from pursuing their dreams or aspirations. However, I feel that the whole Fellowship experience, from planning, developing, and implementing a project, has allowed me to be more determined, to follow through with commitments, and to persevere through hardships.“ -Schweitzer Fellow Jonathan Howe, New Orleans Rohini Singh, New Orleans
Christina Roux, LCSW
New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows Program Director
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Rm. 2438