On Nov. 2, the Schweitzer Fellowship honored Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Founder James (Jim) O'Connell, MD with the 2012 Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism. This morning, WBUR (Boston’s NPR station) aired an in-depth profile of O’Connell as part of its Visionaries series. The profile is thoughtful, comprehensive, and well worth a listen for anyone who’s interested in working … [Read more...] about ‘Visionary’ Schweitzer Prize Honoree Dr. Jim O’Connell Profiled on WBUR
Ten years ago, while conducting street outreach to homeless individuals living in Boston, Kara Cohen witnessed firsthand the impact of poor podiatric health on this highly vulnerable population. “Poor foot health impacted both the physical and emotional well-being of my clients,” Cohen says. “I met clients with severe trench foot, bleeding feet, and those who had not changed their socks in a … [Read more...] about In Philly, Helping Homeless Individuals Put Their ‘Best Foot Forward’
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.
We're thrilled to announce that we will present Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) Founder and President James (Jim) O’Connell, MD with the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism on Friday, November 2. “Jim is a tireless champion for dignified, compassionate, and skilled health care for some of our most vulnerable neighbors,” says Robert Lawrence, MD, Professor at the … [Read more...] about James (Jim) O’Connell, MD to Receive Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism
In 1991, in the wake of the "Reverence for Life" symposium that led to the creation of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Programs, Dr. Jim O'Connell told the Schweitzer newsletter: "Realistically, I think the homeless, who are the poorest of the poor, will always be with us. But in my heart I firmly believe that the face of homelessness will only change when people learn to recognize their own frailty, … [Read more...] about ASF Board Member, Boston Health Care for the Homeless President Dr. Jim O’Connell Wins J.H. Kanter Prize