Anyone who has emailed their doctor about symptoms, reviewed lab results through a patient portal like Medfusion, or managed their medication using a mobile app like CareZone knows that technology has revolutionized how healthcare is delivered and accessed. Health education, a key to preventive healthcare, must now include instruction in the use of health technology. That’s why Los Angeles … [Read more...] about Teaching tech skills to Latino patients to help them better manage their health
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Finding affordable oral care is always a difficult challenge, but when you do not have dental insurance and you are living with the challenges of a mental health disorder, it can be next to impossible. Consider what happened to this patient, a 50-year old man with a history of major depression as well as alcohol, cannabis, and opiate abuse. He sought treatment at a local hospital emergency … [Read more...] about NC Fellows Overcome Obstacles in Launching Dental Clinic
New Hampshire/Vermont Schweitzer Fellows Emily Forbes-Mobus and Alison Mercier both speak fondly of the many load-lightening moments they have witnessed between visitors to the Queen City Memory Café in Burlington, VT, a monthly social gathering for people with memory impairment and their caregivers: A group of rusty hula-hoopers erupting with laughter as they attempt to get their hips moving. A … [Read more...] about Fostering conversation and connection with elders living with dementia
A few years ago, Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellow Erin McCloskey attended a yoga class with a friend. It completely changed the direction of her life. A month into the class McCloskey felt stronger and, more importantly, less anxious. She knew she wanted to share the techniques she was learning with others, especially after seeking out research showing the effectiveness of yoga on stress and … [Read more...] about Encouraging survivors of intimate partner violence to take healing breaths
Last January, more than 100 Schweitzer Fellows, Fellows for Life, and their friends took part in service projects over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend as part of our inaugural Hats on for Service campaign. Wearing free Albert Schweitzer Fellowship caps, they cooked and served meals to people who are homeless in Connecticut; volunteered at free health clinics in Chicago and Vermont; … [Read more...] about Join us for our 2nd annual ‘Hats On for Service’!