Boston College Law School student Rebecca Zeidel is thinking big. Over the next year, Zeidel - a newly selected Boston Schweitzer Fellow - aims to address issues of mental health care access by partnering with Health Law Advocates to work towards ensuring that health insurance plans for low-income people provide coverage for mental health services equal to that of physical health … [Read more...] about Mental Health Parity, Access to Care, & Childhood Obesity: Newly Selected 2010-11 Boston Schweitzer Fellows Tackle a Range of Health Issues
In addition to being a Schweitzer Fellow for Life, ASF's President, Lachlan Forrow, MD, is Director of Ethics and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Over the past several months, he has served as leading CME provider Pri-Med's online expert on matters of ethics and professional responsibility (click here to read his answers to clinicians' questions about everything from … [Read more...] about Reuniting Medicine, Healing, and Social Service
The history of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) began a century ago with the founding of Deaconess Hospital in 1896 and then Beth Israel Hospital in 1916 -- each institution dedicated largely to meeting the health needs of vulnerable and underserved individuals in the Boston area. During this same period, Dr. Albert Schweitzer and his wife Helene Bresslau were on a parallel journey: … [Read more...] about A Big Thanks to BIDMC
Every Tuesday, Beyond Boulders runs a five-question interview with either a current Schweitzer Fellow or a Schweitzer Fellow for Life (ie, a Fellow whose initial year with ASF has been completed, but whose commitment to lifelong service continues). This week, we talk with 2007-2008 Boston Fellow and New England Conservatory student Adam Levin, whose Schweitzer project was a multi-dimensional … [Read more...] about Five Questions for a Fellow: Adam Levin
Last night, the 2009-2010 class of Boston-area Schweitzer Fellows had their second monthly meeting. These monthly meetings -- a staple of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellowship Programs -- are structured opportunities for Fellows to connect, share resources and experiences, participate in leadership and skills-development workshops, and tap into the valuable support of their like-minded, service-oriented … [Read more...] about Fellows, Cows, and Llamas, Oh My!