The Bay Area Reporter recently shared news of a fresh collaboration between the Pacific Center (the oldest LGBTQ center in the San Francisco Bay area) and the Suitcase Clinic (a humanitarian student organization based at the University of California, Berkeley). Called the LGBTQI Suitcase Clinic, this new collaboration is a free, bi-weekly drop-in clinic that provides culturally competent medical … [Read more...] about Ending Health Disparities Among LGBT People: A Step in the Right Direction
Several weeks ago, the Associated Press reported that many of America’s 1.5 million gay senior citizens struggle with discrimination and isolation: Experts say many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of elder housing facilities — ultimately leading many back into the closet after years of being open. … Gays … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Symposium 1/25 – Aging With Pride: Older LGBT Health
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
Throughout the month of October, we’ll bring you regular “Conference Countdown” posts that preview our fast-approaching annual event! Register today for the 5th Annual Schweitzer Fellows for Life (FFL) Conference: Achieving Health Equity Together on October 28-29, 2011. When it comes to choosing which breakout sessions to attend, participants at ASF's upcoming conference will have some tough … [Read more...] about Conference Countdown: “Through a New Lens: Using PhotoVoice to Improve Community Health”
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!