Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston

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2 days 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!)

2 days ago

Nancy Shenoi

Since the holidays are getting close, this might be one possible source of housing as days get colder:

Anyone needing housing assistance, regardless of HIV status, can apply at AIDS Foundation Houston. As a coordinated access point for the Houston Coalition for the Homeless, AFH can process applications for all major housing programs in the city of Houston. Housing for HIV+ applicants will be provided by AFH. Housing for HIV- applicants will be provided by other Houston-area housing agencies.

Applications are currently being accepted at AFH offices at 6260 Westpark Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77057, Monday-Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
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4 days ago

Jenny Holcomb

Look at this collaboration y'all! Thanks to Sanjana Puri for coming to Assisthers, an organization serving LGBT women with a disability or chronic disease, and sharing on breathing and meditation to reduce stress! She was awesome! I would love to partner with or have anyone else come for their joint activity. ... See MoreSee Less

Look at this collaboration yall! Thanks to Sanjana for coming to Assisthers, an organization serving LGBT women with a disability or chronic disease, and sharing on breathing and meditation to reduce stress! She was awesome! I would love to partner with or have anyone else come for their joint activity.

 

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what a couple of empowering women!! <3

Thank you Jenny for having me! Would love to collaborate with others on events as well.

Love this! Fabulous!!

4 weeks ago

Priscilla Ly

Hey fellows!

I'm hosting a cancer awareness event at my school called "Cast Away Cancer" on Thursday November 16th! Last year we had a lot of success with the event and we educated members of the Galveston community about different topics related to cancer. Below is a link to a PDF of the posters we presented (lots of info on risk factors, screening, emotional support, healthy foods, etc)! Feel free to pass this information along to whoever you think would benefit from it! (I attached the flyer for this year if any of you happen to be free to check it out!)

drive.google.com/file/d/0B3jydHtD_A0OQWRWcGJ5TUE0WEE/view
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Hey fellows! 

Im hosting a cancer awareness event at my school called Cast Away Cancer on Thursday November 16th! Last year we had a lot of success with the event and we educated members of the Galveston community about different topics related to cancer. Below is a link to a PDF of the posters we presented (lots of info on risk factors, screening, emotional support, healthy foods, etc)! Feel free to pass this information along to whoever you think would benefit from it! (I attached the flyer for this year if any of you happen to be free to check it out!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3jydHtD_A0OQWRWcGJ5TUE0WEE/view

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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.

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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.

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