When we describe this upcoming weekend as the biggest one of our year, we’re not exaggerating: we’ll welcome a record number of people—about 500 in total—to our Schweitzer Prize event and Schweitzer Leadership Conference on Friday and Saturday. The excitement will kick off tomorrow night, when we’ll present James (Jim) O’Connell, MD with the Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism. In 1985, … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, Go.
[vimeo http://home/bizbudding/www/asf.vimeo.com/27263970 w=516&h=300] In 2005, Dr. Rob McKersie (Chicago Schweitzer Fellow, 1996-97) published a memoir called In The Foothills Of Medicine: A Young Doctor’s Journey From The Inner City Of Chicago To The Mountains of Nepal. A new documentary film, Hearts in the Himalayas, shines another spotlight on his efforts to expand access to quality health … [Read more...] about New Documentary Film Features Schweitzer Fellow’s Work to Expand Access to Quality Health Care in Nepal
At last year’s Schweitzer conference, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation President George Thibault, MD spoke about shaping a more affordable, accessible, and reliable health care system through interprofessional educational interventions. “We have strong evidence that health care delivered by well-functioning teams leads to better outcomes, but we still educate our health professionals in silos,” … [Read more...] about No More Silos: Breaking Down Barriers Through Interprofessional Teamwork
[youtube http://home/bizbudding/www/asf.youtube.com/watch?v=10_pCOZgDSg] As a 2008-09 Tufts-Schweitzer Fellow, Maura Schorr Beaufait worked to address food insecurity by developing and implementing a garden-based nutrition education program in Somerville elementary schools. Four years later, Beaufait is the Healthy Food Access Coordinator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)'s Bowdoin … [Read more...] about In Boston’s Dorchester Neighborhood, Reducing Barriers to Healthy Food Access
Having grown up in rural Alaska—where the rate of dental decay among children is as much as 4 1/2 times greater than the national average—Patricia McClory has long been passionate about addressing oral health disparities. As a Schweitzer Fellow and a student at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, McClory—whom you may recognize from The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship’s new video, Creating Change, … [Read more...] about From Rural Alaska to Downtown Boston, Improving Children’s Oral Health: Five Questions for a Fellow with Patricia McClory