It’s been an exciting year for us here at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship -- from launching a new U.S. program site, to cheering on one of our Fellows for Life as she was named a CNN Hero for her work to end domestic violence in rural communities. With the end of 2010 fast approaching -- and another big year (2011, the 20th anniversary of our U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program) right around the … [Read more...] about Greeting 2011 With Gratitude: 2010 in Quotes and Pictures
Archives for December 2010
In October, we introduced you to Melodi Javid and Navid PourtaheriâSchweitzer Fellows from Duke School of Medicine who helped to raise $1,400 for Durham, NC-area charities through an event series called âNavigating the Health Care System as an Unfunded Patient: Perspectives From Durhamâs Trenches.â But these two Schweitzer Fellows were just getting started. Over the past several … [Read more...] about Hitting the Classroom for âDuke Med Elementaryâ
In October, we introduced you to Melodi Javid and Navid Pourtaheri—Schweitzer Fellows from Duke School of Medicine who helped to raise $1,400 for Durham, NC-area charities through an event series called “Navigating the Health Care System as an Unfunded Patient: Perspectives From Durham’s Trenches.” But these two Schweitzer Fellows were just getting started. Over the past several months, they’ve … [Read more...] about Melodi Javid and Navid Pourtaheri Hit the Classroom for “Duke Med Elementary”: Five Questions for a Fellow
On Nov. 21 in Playa Del Ray, California, more than 100 people laced up their sneakers for an all too urgent cause: suicide prevention. The STRIDES 5k Run/Walk -- orchestrated by Schweitzer Fellows and UCLA Master of Public Health candidates Ashley Roberts and Anne Sutkowi -- marked the culmination of a STRIDES, a 10-week running-focused suicide prevention program orchestrated by Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Striding Across the Finish Line to Prevent Suicide: STRIDES 5k a Success!
For a PDF version of this announcement, click here. One of the overarching goals of Healthy People 2020, the government’s just-released 10-year health improvement agenda, is to “achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.” A new study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved suggests that a particular type of community service … [Read more...] about Moving Toward Healthy People 2020: New Study Validates Mentored, Entrepreneurial Community Service as a Way to Address Health Disparities