Fellow for Life Dr. Stefan Kertesz (Lambaréné 1992) has spent much of his medical career treating homeless people. He is a strong proponent of the Housing First approach to eradicating homelessness, a harm reduction strategy that prioritizes getting homeless people into permanent housing as quickly as possible, without pre-conditions such as mandatory substance abuse or mental health treatment. … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Fellow for Life cautions against “overreach” in delivering Housing First for people who are homeless
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In May, Fellow for Life Leslie Hsu Oh, an award-winning writer, was honored as one of 10 White House Champions of Change for Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) Art and Storytelling. The Champions of Change initiative recognizes Americans who are doing extraordinary work to make positive changes in their communities. As part of the White House festivities marking AAPI Heritage Month, Hsu and … [Read more...] about Meet SPARK! Conference faculty member Leslie Hsu Oh
[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
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
We recently announced the selection of 243 new U.S. Schweitzer Fellows -- graduate students who will spend the next year carrying out service projects addressing health and its social determinants and developing lifelong leadership skills. Now, we'd like to take a moment to thank the Schweitzer program alumni (Fellows for Life) who participated in the process of selecting our 2012-13 Fellows. … [Read more...] about Thank You to Our 2012 Fellows for Life Selection Committee!