A Guest Post From New Schweitzer Fellowship Board Chair Bruce Auerbach, MD, FACEP As an emergency physician and hospital administrator, I have seen firsthand how social factors like poverty and education impact the health of individuals, families, and communities. This complex interplay is all too evident in the crisis situations that we see in emergency departments across the country—crisis … [Read more...] about Seizing the Moment
Join us Saturday, Nov. 3 in Cambridge, MA for the 2012 Schweitzer Leadership Conference—an unparalleled opportunity for emerging and established health professionals to learn from strategic and innovative leaders who areshaping the way we think, talk, and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change, and public policy. Expert faculty—including Dr. Sanjiv Chopra (Author, … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Leadership Conference Nov. 3 To Feature Sanjiv Chopra, Adewale Troutman, & Other Health Innovators
Born and raised in the Philippines, Merlyn Chua came to the U.S. in 1990 to find job opportunities that would support her family and fund the education of her three younger siblings. 22 years later, Chua’s siblings are nurses and physical therapists—and Chua herself is a nurse practitioner at Mercy Hospital who is motivated by an abiding desire to make a difference both in the U.S. and abroad. As … [Read more...] about Improving Community Health in the U.S. and Abroad: Five Questions for a Fellow with Merlyn Chua
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.
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the launch of its Schweitzer Leadership Awards, which will recognize individuals local to ASF’s 13 U.S. Program sites whose life examples have significantly mitigated the social determinants of health in their communities, and whose commitments to service have influenced and inspired others. The award bears the name of Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. … [Read more...] about Call for Nominations: Regional Schweitzer Leadership Awards Will Honor Community Health Champions