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
Dr. Roderick K. King believes in transformational moments—and he believes that when it comes to achieving health equity and building healthy communities, we’re in the middle of one right now. As the health disparities expert told the audience at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF)’s annual conference last October, we’re in the midst of “an unprecedented confluence of drivers for change, … [Read more...] about “Moving From Talk to Action”: Health Disparities Expert Dr. Roderick K. King on Results-Based Leadership, Transformational Moments, and the 3 Steps Every Person Can Take to Help Achieve Health Equity
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
On October 28th and 29th in Boston, MA, over 200 people with a commitment to improving the health and well-being of all people gathered for The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF)’s 5th Annual Fellows for Life Conference: Achieving Health Equity Together. With a thought-provoking keynote speech from interprofessional education champion George E. Thibault, MD; a stirring plenary session from health … [Read more...] about Achieving Health Equity Together: 2011 Schweitzer Conference Recap
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is thrilled to formally announce the schedule of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life (FFL) Conference: Achieving Health Equity Together on October 29. "In total, 18 Fellows and Fellows for Life (Schweitzer program alumni) will be presenting this year – a record in FFL Conference history – in addition to other expert panelists and presenters," says ASF National … [Read more...] about FFL Conference Update: Schedule and Breakout Sessions Announced!