Thanks to the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving and a simultaneous match challenge by the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Advisory Board, donations to the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program on October 3—Match Day—will be more than doubled. To participate, go to www.pittsburghgives.org on Wednesday, October 3. The "Donate Now" link will appear on the front page starting at midnight; … [Read more...] about Mark Your Calendar—and Have Your Gift Doubled!
Two years ago, the New York Times’ Dr. Pauline Chen wrote a highly-cited column. In it, she called on medical schools to make nutrition education a larger part of their curriculum so that future physicians can better address their patients’ health needs: Research has increasingly pointed to a link between the nutritional status of Americans and the chronic diseases that plague them. Between the … [Read more...] about Bridging Doctors’ Nutrition Knowledge Gap: Progress in New Orleans
Lens on Health[slideshare id=11619653&w=425&h=355&sc=no] View more PowerPoint from The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship For Tufts-Schweitzer Fellow Alan Hsu (whom you may remember from the Schweitzer Fellowship’s new video, “Creating Change, Improving Health”), photography isn’t just a hobby. It’s a tool—and one that he’s using to encourage young adults in Boston’s Chinatown to grapple … [Read more...] about In Boston’s Chinatown, a New “Lens on Health”: Five Questions for a Fellow with Alan Hsu
Earlier this month, the American Medical News reported that “85% of primary care physicians and pediatricians say their patients have health concerns caused by unmet social needs” — but only 20% of physicians feel equipped to address those needs. That gap is a big part of the reason that The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is so passionate about developing health professionals who have the … [Read more...] about Community Gardens as a Life-Preserver for Health: Five Questions for a Fellow with David Darrow
For Schweitzer Fellow M. Kate Thomas, partnering with Sustainable Rutland to mobilize a group of youth volunteers to assist local elders with outdoor tasks is about more than just yardwork. It’s about building a stronger community through cross-generational conversation and collaboration—and promoting the simple idea that if you spot a neighbor who needs help, you should take action instead of … [Read more...] about Building Cross-Generational Bridges, One Yard at a Time: Five Questions for a Fellow with M. Kate Thomas