During the next year, these three emerging professionals will join approximately 200 other Schweitzer Fellows across the country in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the unmet health-related needs of underserved individuals and communities. The students are:
- Elise Leger, Kate B. Reynolds Schweitzer Fellow. Leger aims to empower underinsured patients by conducting preventive health education and nutrition talks during clinic wait times. Community Site: Moncure Community Health Center.
- Claire Kendig and Daniel White - Kendig and White aim to improve access to care for Karen refugees from Burma by conducting a targeted health literacy education program. Community Sites: UNC Department of Family Medicine; World Relief; Church World Service; SHAC; AMSA; Orange County Health Department.
Upon completion of their initial year, these three students will become Schweitzer Fellows for Life, and join a vibrant network of more than 2,000 individuals who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers as professionals.
You can download a one-pager detailing the North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program in more depth here, read about the program’s partnership with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust here, and find a full listing of the 2010-2011 North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows here.