Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston

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Alex Barrera

This was hard for me to watch, but I think it's important that we do. Thought I'd share. Glad some progress has been made.

Out Magazine
The media's despicable portrayal of AIDS in the '80s.

"One night they could be in the club having fun with their gay friend, give them a little kiss. And go home with AIDS on their lips!" – Eddie Murphy from his comedy special "Delirious", 1983.
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Nancy Shenoi

Tomorrow, December 1st is World AIDS Day! If you know of any patients or interested individuals, please forward this list of events from the Ryan White Planning Council to them. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Priscilla Ly

This past weekend I got to support Fellow for Life Jacob A. Moran at his St. Vincent's HOPE Fair (which was amazing, as expected).

I got to teach about accidents and injury prevention to a handful of attendees (many were grandparents with young grandkids!)
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This past weekend I got to support Fellow for Life Jacob A. Moran at his St. Vincents HOPE Fair (which was amazing, as expected). 

I got to teach about accidents and injury prevention to a handful of attendees (many were grandparents with young grandkids!)


Our Impact

Since 2008, nearly 120 Schweitzer Fellows in the Houston-Galveston program have provided over 24,000 hours of service to Houston and Galveston’s most vulnerable communities. Partnering with area community-based organizations, these Fellows have addressed a wide variety of unmet health needs by creating and carrying out yearlong projects with direct service at their core. Examples include the following initiatives:

  • Educate and promote oral health in the low-income elderly population at the Houston Housing Authority apartments
  • Provide homeless, young families and potential mothers and fathers with resources and information to ensure overall well-being of the parents and child starting from pregnancy through childhood
  • Implementing an Art and Wellness Program designed to target Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and obesity prevention in elementary and middle school students

Please see the Fellows tab above for a complete listing of Fellows’ service projects, which are made possible by our generous sponsors. When Fellows’ initial year of service ends, they carry their commitment to meeting the health needs of underserved people forward as members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, now more than 2,000 strong.

Launched in 2008 as a collaboration of area academic institutions and community-based agencies, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – Houston Galveston selects and supports local medical and graduate students to carry on Dr. Schweitzer’s legacy by addressing the unmet health needs of vulnerable and marginal populations.  ASFHG is a community-based, mentored, direct service, multidisciplinary, leadership development program that works to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities across Greater Houston and Galveston.   ASFHG has four overall goals:

  • Develop Leaders in Service who are educated, experienced, and committed to addressing unmet health needs;
  • Improve community health by providing direct service to individuals and strengthening the capacity of community-based organizations;
  • Expand educational opportunities in partnering schools while raising awareness of the needs of underserved communities; and
  • Maintain a growing and vibrant community of Schweitzer Fellowship alumni (Fellows for Life) committed to lives of service.

To read more about what being a Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellow entails and to find out how to apply, please visit our Prospective Fellows and Application pages.

Meet the 2017-2018 Fellows!

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The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – Houston Galveston relies entirely on grants and charitable contributions from people like you to fulfill our mission of addressing health disparities by developing Leaders in Service.

Since opening our doors in 2008, ASFHG Fellows have proven to be leaders in service and examples for their peers. Sixty-one Fellows have completed the Houston Galveston Fellowship giving more than 13,000 hours to the community and serving countless numbers of the region’s most vulnerable men, women, and children.

These Fellows are Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s living legacy. Help them improve the health of vulnerable communities with your tax-deductible donation.

Contact Info

Gabrielle Hansen, PhD
Executive Director
3701 Kirby Drive, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77098
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