Fellowships to Louisiana graduate students for projects addressing community health needs in eligible locations. The fellowship is focused on leadership development as well as on improving the health status of underserved populations. Projects must address the health or social needs of an underserved population in the Greater New Orleans area.
The mission of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program is to prepare the next generation of professionals to serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. To accomplish this, Schweitzer Fellows:Use their skills and knowledge to develop entrepreneurial solutions to real-life problems;Engage with communities using cultural humility;Increase their understanding of the impact of social and environmental determinants of health;Build capacity for and commitment to improving the health status of individuals and communities and contribute to social change;Work collaboratively and across disciplines in pursuit of a common goal;Develop resiliency by learning how to care for yourself while serving others.Working in collaboration with a local non-profit, health, or social service agency, each Fellow will design and carry out a community project of at least 200 hours that addresses an unmet community health need.
Project Focus: Projects must address the health or social needs of an underserved population in the Greater New Orleans area.Projects should provide a direct service that addresses local and/or national health priorities that are relevant to the community members and organization being served. Be of enduring value to the community/agency served.  Projects should be focused on direct service.Applicants should be creative in developing their proposal in keeping with Dr. Schweitzer’s directive that everyone should find their own Lambaréné — their own special place to serve and way of serving. For more information on project guidelines, see the URL for Full text.grants for minorities

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