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Occupational Therapy Student Named 2014-15 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Jun 20, 2014, by Mike McNulty, in General News

Alyssa Concha

Alyssa Concha MA ‘14

Master’s student Alyssa Concha MA ‘14 has been named one of 15 Los Angeles-area recipients of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. In partnership with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, Concha will be designing and implementing training resources to support Promotores de Salud [promoters of health].

Promotores address a variety of community health issues including environmental health, lead poisoning prevention, allergies and asthma, prenatal care, early childhood development and access to health services. The goal of Concha’s supplemental training is to supplement Promotores’ skills and resources to better deliver peer advocacy and education within the community.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship supports university graduate students to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Fellows partner with a community-based organization to identify an unmet health need, design a 200-hour service project with a demonstrable impact, and move the project from conception to implementation.