Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Co-authored by one of my favorite physician colleagues, Brigid McCaw, MD (@BrigidMcCaw) whose work is an example of what happens when physicians lead. Clinicians use tools embedded in the electronic health record to facilitate screening, intervention, documentation, and referrals. Electronic health record questionnaires and progress note tem- plates include prompts for further inquiry (eg, “Are … Continue reading Just Read: Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Learning about growing in a way that works for everybody, 2016 Policy Forum, Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council

Learning about growing in a way that works for everybody, 2016 Policy Forum, Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council

As believers in the study of total health, and physical activity integration into everything, we do a lot of walks through the NoMa neighborhood with visitors from around the world, accompanied with data furnished by the wall that teaches (thanks @communitycommon). As we learn about the changing face of Washington, DC, especially this part of it, the question invariably arises – are people displaced?
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Photo Friday: Sunset over the Silicon Wadi, Herzliya Beach, Israel

Photo Friday: Sunset over the Silicon Wadi, Herzliya Beach, Israel

Several people have asked me if I photoshopped this. I took it at sunset at the beach at Herzliya, Israel (@CityofHerzliya), which is a central part of the “Silicon Wadi” (Hebrew for “Silicon Valley”), where some/most of the largest tech companies in the world operate. If you’re using a computer to read this, the microprocessor inside it was likely designed in Israel. Continue reading→

Comment on publishing my photo, Christianity Today, in “Evangelicals and Transgender Morality”

Comment on publishing my photo, Christianity Today, in "Evangelicals and Transgender Morality"

Thanks for publishing my photo Christianity Today (@CTMagazine). Since the post doesn’t allow for commenting, I’ll post my comment to the article (Where Evangelicals Stand on Transgender Morality | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com) here, which is:
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Just Read: Can Physicians Manage the Quality and Costs of Health Care? The Story of the Permanente Medical Group

Just Read: Can Physicians Manage the Quality and Costs of Health Care? The Story of the Permanente Medical Group

To know where you’re going, it’s important to know where you came from….

This book, published in 1991, gives a physician’s eye view of one of the most significant health movements in the United States – prepaid, integrated health care with a social mission.

Before reading the book, I already knew that part. I didn’t appreciate its scope in American consciousness, though:
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Photo Friday: The Beach, Ben Gurion Boulevard, Tel Aviv, Israel

Photo Friday: The Beach, Ben Gurion Boulevard, Tel Aviv, Israel

Surfers leaving the beach. Sunset. Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Photo Friday: Photoshop Nametag Template With Pronouns, for a New Millennium

Photo Friday: Photoshop Nametag Template With Pronouns, for a New Millennium

For the Transgender Health Meet and Greet which we hosted recently, I leveraged my recently acquired photoshop skills to create nametags that support pronouns.

I’m embedding the template in multiple formats, with instructions below. The document is Creative Commons licensed like everything on this blog – use it, edit it, brand it, make sure it helps other people succeed in life. If you don’t use it to help other people succeed, then the license to use is immediately revoked.
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