Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston

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4 days ago

Sahily Reyes

Houston folks! A person from 🇵🇷Puerto Rico🇵🇷 with rheumatoid arthritis is in serious need of getting connected to providers here in Houston so she can receive continuity of care. She has struggled because of insurance issues to get approved. Any leads? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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The Harris Health system should be available, yes? But I’m not sure exactly how to get connected to their services without going through the ER.

What about San Jose Clinic? She can’t have insurance though.

5 days ago

Jenny Holcomb

Hi guys, Come join the International Food Fest for Puerto Rico with UT Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and other TMC student groups to support students and families affected by Hurricane Maria!

When: Monday, October 16, 11:30 AM
Where: Onstead Forum, TMC Commons (BSRB, 3rd floor)
Cost: $10 for food ticket to try any of the dishes! People bringing dishes only pay $5

See the link to sign up to bring a dish of your liking! docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc8mk0y9O7C0kIENR…/viewform

We want as many people as possible from TMC to come out. UPR needs all the help they can get, so please help us spread the word! Please email Ayesha Khan at GSBS if you have questions. Ayesha.Khan@uth.tmc.edu
... See MoreSee Less

Hi guys, Come join the International Food Fest for Puerto Rico with UT Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and other TMC student groups to support students and families affected by Hurricane Maria!

When: Monday, October 16, 11:30 AM
Where: Onstead Forum, TMC Commons (BSRB, 3rd floor)
Cost: $10 for food ticket to try any of the dishes! People bringing dishes only pay $5

See the link to sign up to bring a dish of your liking! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc8mk0y9O7C0kIENR…/viewform

We want as many people as possible from TMC to come out. UPR needs all the help they can get, so please help us spread the word! Please email Ayesha Khan at GSBS if you have questions. Ayesha.Khan@uth.tmc.edu

1 week ago

C.j. Martinez

Hey guys, I'm trying to donate shoes for diabetic patients served by the St. Vincent's Clinic in Galveston, whom may have lost shoes in the flooding. If any of y'all have old running shoes, would you be in favor of bringing them to me at our next Schweitzer meeting? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Please message me if you are interested!!

Have you thought about putting out a box at all the schools? I bet you would get a bunch.

6 days ago

Janani Sundaresan

UTMB is hosting a Migrant Health Conference today and tomorrow and I got to hear some great discussions/panel sessions. These are two business cards from indivudals in Houston who are involved with the community and familiar with ASF, so they might be good points of contact. Aisha works with immigrants and has worked with Fellows in the past, so if your project is related to immigration/cultural health- she might be good! Dr. Greeley is a pediatrician via BCM and just a great guy, so reach out if you need him! ... See MoreSee Less

UTMB is hosting a Migrant Health Conference today and tomorrow and I got to hear some great discussions/panel sessions. These are two business cards from indivudals in Houston who are involved with the community and familiar with ASF, so they might be good points of contact. Aisha works with immigrants and has worked with Fellows in the past, so if your project is related to immigration/cultural health- she might be good! Dr. Greeley is a pediatrician via BCM and just a great guy, so reach out if you need him!

 

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Both great contacts!

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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.

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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