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Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston

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.

2015-2016 Fellows

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.

Blog Updates from Our Fellows

Claire Crawford’s Blog

Read More about Claire's Fellowship Project Oct 2015 What a difference connections can make! I was [...]

Tobi Odunsi’s Blog

Read More about Tobi's Fellowship Project Nov 2015 Hello Readers!   The biggest thing I did this month [...]

Elizabeth Mercer’s Blog

Read More about Elizabeth's Fellowship Project Oct 2015 Recently, Diana and I visited with Angela House [...]

Peter Yeh’s Blog

Read More about Peter's Fellowship Project Oct 2015 HSCOUT had to reschedule our event due to [...]

Nkiru Vance’s Blog

Read More about Nkiru's Fellowship Project Oct 2015 The project is flowing like clockwork! There were [...]

Christine Ogugbuaja’s Blog

Read More about Christine's Fellowship Project Sept 2015 Peter and I had our second HSCOUT social [...]

Margaret Raber’s Blog

Read More about Margaret's Fellowship Project Oct 2015 Remember when I said things were going to [...]

Diana Whitney’s Blog

Read More about Diana's Fellowship Project Oct 2015 Hi all! Happy belated Halloween and early Thanksgiving! [...]

Brittany Tran’s Blog

Read More about Brittany's Fellowship Project Sept 2015 September and October has been a great month [...]

Antonius Pegues’ Blog

Read More about Antonius' Fellowship Project Oct 2015 My mentorship project for the month of October [...]

Tanya Sue Maestas’ Blog

Read More about Tanya Sue's Fellowship Project Sept 2015 This month I worked on a [...]

Jennifer Lee’s Blog

Read More about Jennifer's Fellowship Project Oct 2015 This past month, I have been more aware [...]

Contact the Program

Executive Director:
Gabrielle Hansen, PhD
3701 Kirby Drive, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-798-1045
Fax: 713-798-7940