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We hope to see you tomorrow for the screening of KPJR Films' Resilience. #resiliencereset #ACEs

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"We have to deal with problems of the world as they are, and not how we wish they would be."

With the declaration of the "war on drugs" came recognition of drug addiction as a crime, rather than the disease it is. In light of world AIDS day this week, this is a good read discussing the public health consequences of using personal moral beliefs to dictate national health care access.

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2016-2017 ASFHG Fellow Eric Kao speaking about HIV prevention awareness for World AIDS Day at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston ... See MoreSee Less

2016-2017 ASFHG Fellow Eric Kao speaking about HIV prevention awareness for World AIDS Day at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Sahily ReyesThanks so much Eric!!! It was awesome to learn about PREP from you! 🙂

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Fellow Jenna Lynn and I appeared on Great Day Houston today to promote #givingtuesday and ASFHG. Today is THE GIVING DAY to donate everyone!! Donate through PayPal and they will contribute an added 1% especially for Giving Tuesday! ... See MoreSee Less

Fellow Jenna  and I appeared on Great Day Houston today to promote #givingtuesday and ASFHG. Today is THE GIVING DAY to donate everyone!! Donate through PayPal and they will contribute an added 1% especially for Giving Tuesday!

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Our Impact

Since 2008, over 60 Schweitzer Fellows have provided over 10,000 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 Fellows and Projects 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 2016-2017 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 the Program

Executive Director:
Gabrielle Hansen, PhD
3701 Kirby Drive, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-798-1045
Fax: 713-798-7940
Email: Gabrielle.Hansen [at] asfhg.org