With next year marking the centennial celebration of Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s iconic hospital in Africa, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is thrilled to announce the selection of its 2012-13 Schweitzer Fellows. These 243 multidisciplinary graduate students at 12 ASF program sites throughout the U.S. will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact … [Read more...] about Announcing the 2012-13 Schweitzer Fellows!
For a PDF version of this announcement, click here. One of the overarching goals of Healthy People 2020, the government’s just-released 10-year health improvement agenda, is to “achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.” A new study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved suggests that a particular type of community service … [Read more...] about Moving Toward Healthy People 2020: New Study Validates Mentored, Entrepreneurial Community Service as a Way to Address Health Disparities
In light of the ongoing oil spill disaster in the Gulf Coast, and the upcoming five-year anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, it’s clear to see that New Orleans has dealt with more than its fair share of adversity—adversity that has made life even more difficult for the city’s most vulnerable people. From their orientation weekend spent learning about how the environmental health of … [Read more...] about 2010-11 New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows Work to Improve Health in Their Community