Following on a similar bike tour in September (see: Buildings, Bikes, and Gardens with DesignDC ), the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) hosted this one, as part of the very large Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that was in Washington, DC this year. In addition to demonstrating the ways that health care contributes … Continue reading Transit, Health, and Gardens, with Greenbuild, American Institute of Architects, and District Department of Transportation
November 20th is the annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance: Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Biographies of those who did not survive were read by attendees, like this one: I don’t remember news … Continue reading Photo Friday: 2015 International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA
Because we are The Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth), everything health related is in scope. Because we are Kaiser Permanente, healing people and the planet is in scope. With that in mind we were happy to tour American University’s Professor Lynne Arneson and students in her undergraduate course “PubHealth 115: Why Aren’t We Dead Yet? … Continue reading Just Read: How to mutate your DNA, and how health systems can heal the planet, with American University’s PUB115 students
We weren’t allowed to take photographs of the speakers (@TedXMidAtlantic has their own great photographers), but this is the best photograph anyway.
I’ve used multi-stall gender neutral restrooms at events before, but never at a venue like this (an upscale theatre). And… it was no – big – deal. Continue reading→
The previous needs assessment for the Washington, DC, trans community was pretty well done, distributed on a 10-page PDF with helpful infographics. This takes things to the next level.
As the title says and the report reads, this is a professionally produced, helpful tool, to assist communities (and health care) in making sure everyone has what they need to achieve their life goals. That’s kind of the definition of social innovation.
The report includes all the right comparisons (in my opinion) – to the general Washington, DC population as well as the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, last done in 2011, with the 2015 report coming soon. Continue reading→
It’s my first 42 megapixel photo. I wouldn’t use those pixels on any other city . Continue reading→
I gave this presentation, what I call my 2nd TED talk (although not affiliated with an actual TED event, just a person named TED – me), exactly 3 years to the day after I gave my first one, at Henry Ford Health System, in 2012 (see: “Embrace of Failure” – TEDx talk with Regina Holliday ), with awesome leader Regina Holliday (@ReginaHolliday). Continue reading→