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
As a Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch student David Darrow is working to improve the health and well-being of underserved Galveston, Texas residents via a community garden project -- and tomorrow, October 15, that project kicks off in a big way with a three-pronged community event (click here to download a flyer). "The core of the event is building a new … [Read more...] about In One of Galveston’s Most Underserved Neighborhoods, A New Community Garden Is Aimed at Bringing Health and Hope
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!