As a Schweitzer Fellow and a student at the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Katie Seamon is addressing the challenges of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood in Chelsea, Massachusetts by developing a class on infant health and well being for young mothers at Roca. (She is incorporating the class into Roca and Americorps’ Youth STAR program, which trains young people to become … [Read more...] about Educating and Empowering Young Mothers: Five Questions for a Fellow with Katie Seamon
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
While growing up in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods, Angelina Cazares and Aresha Martinez experienced the challenges faced by vulnerable community members firsthand. Now, as Schweitzer Fellows, Cazares (a USC School of Social Work student) and Martinez (a UCLA School of Public Health student) are working to empower female juvenile detainees from those same communities through Girl Talk, a … [Read more...] about For Juvenile Detainees in LA, Girl Talk Brings Bright Futures: Five Questions for a Fellow with Angelina Cazares and Aresha Martinez
Over the past two weeks, we've rolled out official announcements about the selection of 2011-12 Schweitzer Fellows at many of our program sites. Though there are still more official announcements on their way (about our Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Programs), here's a roundup of selection coverage to date. We hope it leaves you as excited as we are about the work these … [Read more...] about Everyone’s Excited About Our New Schweitzer Fellows!
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing a staggering 250,000 people and impacting the health and lives of many more. There's no shortage of one-year-later news coverage today providing insights, often melancholy, into the current lives of those displaced or otherwise impacted by the earthquake, as well as the country's rebuilding process and recent … [Read more...] about Haiti, One Year Later