After her family became homeless when she was a child, B.S. Katherine Davidson-Karlay lived for a time in a homeless shelter with her mother and siblings. Karlay looked up to the shelter volunteers who spent time engaging her in activities and making her family comfortable during a vulnerable time in their lives. She aspired to be like them. “The volunteers gave my family and I something that … [Read more...] about Bringing health to homeless shelters
A program founded and run by LSU Health New Orleans medical students to make health care and health education more accessible to homeless women and children has been awarded a $10,000 grant by La Societe Des Dames Hospitalieres Donor Advised Fund. LSU Health New Orleans’ New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter (NOWS) Outreach Program brings together students from five of LSU Health New Orleans’ … [Read more...] about Program founded and run by New Orleans Fellows gets $10K grant
We invite you—and a friend!—to participate in Hats On for Service the weekend of Jan. 14-16 to celebrate MLK Day and Albert Schweitzer’s birthday, January 14. Join Schweitzer Fellows, Fellows for Life and friends of the ASF community across the country for our annual event honoring Schweitzer’s and King’s commitment to service. The connection between Dr. King and Dr. Schweitzer is deeper … [Read more...] about It’s time to register for Hats On for Service!
The United States imprisons more people than any other country in the world. Within the U.S., Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate with 40,000 people, or approximately 1.6% of the state’s population currently incarcerated. The majority of these people are non-violent offenders (64%). While those in jail may serve sentences of less than 10 years, those in prisons often carry sentences of … [Read more...] about Fellows provide healthcare for those newly released from prison
16 Graduate Students Will Spend Next Year Improving Community Health and Developing Lifelong Leadership Skills The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the selection of its 2016-2017 class of New Orleans Fellows. Sixteen graduate students will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In … [Read more...] about 2016-2017 Class of New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows Named