Earlier this month, the American Medical News reported that â85% of primary care physicians and pediatricians say their patients have health concerns caused by unmet social needsâ â but only 20% of physicians feel equipped to address those needs. That gap is a big part of the reason that The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is so passionate about developing health professionals who … [Read more...] about Community Gardens as a Life-Preserver for Health
Archives for January 2012
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH* Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP* Peter Goldbach, MD Donald L. Weaver, MD Elizabeth Harden Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, Donna Latson Gittens, MBA Karen Spiller Kohar Jones, MD* Jim O’Connell, MD … [Read more...] about 2012 Conference Presenters
Several weeks ago, the Associated Press reported that many of America’s 1.5 million gay senior citizens struggle with discrimination and isolation: Experts say many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of elder housing facilities — ultimately leading many back into the closet after years of being open. … Gays … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Symposium 1/25 – Aging With Pride: Older LGBT Health
This weekend, we’ll honor two extraordinary leaders whose commitment to service was equaled only by their compassion for all living beings. Tomorrow (January 14) is Albert Schweitzer's birthday, and Monday (January 16) is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will be a reflective weekend, for sure—when it comes to achieving health and social equity for all, we have a long way to go. It’s easy to feel … [Read more...] about Legacies (and Lessons) of Service: Reflecting on Albert Schweitzer and Martin Luther King, Jr.
“‘Troubled teens’ are very much still developing—not in a permanent state of misbehavior, as they are sometimes treated,’” says Kevin McNerney, a Schweitzer Fellow at Dartmouth Medical School who partnered with Second Growth to implement an education and mentoring program for adolescents struggling with substance abuse issues (some of whom were in diversion programs). Why did you decide to … [Read more...] about Changing At-Risk Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Substance Use—and Themselves: Five Questions for a Fellow with Kevin McNerney