Below in timed version and self-advanced version, given at the 2013 American Medical Student Association Annual Convention (@AMSANational), in Washington, DC.
I decided to stray a bit from the Ignite format and instead do what I’m calling a hyper-ignite. 9.5 seconds per slide instead of 15. It’s 33% more efficient! Enjoy, and links to relevant web sites are below the script. Thank you, AMSA students, Make Roads Safe (@Make_Roads_Safe)
- Hi. I’m Ted. I’m here on behalf of 17,000 physicians and 9 million members who are supporting the American Medical Student Association this year.
- I work in the super awesome Center for Total Health, just down the street, on Capitol Hill, which you are most welcome to visit
- Here, we demonstrate what it’s like to train in and practice the best health care,
- And talk about health, too – check out that 80 foot video touch wall.
- You’ve probably seen this sign and wondered what the heck it is all about, I’m going to tell you, starting with my story.
- When I was in medical school, hoping to become a family doctor, I was taught that the only way to listen to patients was in here – the medical office/hospital
- This is the image of being a doctor that I was taught, and the one that still exists in most of health care – only one way to be there for patients
- A few public health degrees later, I worked in Health IT, and now, we can listen and learn wherever our patients are
- After years of doing this, a discovery, based on listening to our patients when they weren’t in the medical office or hospital – where they live work learn pray and play.
- Which is that health doesn’t happen here.
- It happens here – notice the walking meeting
- It happens here
- It happens here. Those are solar panels – on the top of this medical office
- After learning about our patients outside of the health care system, I learned about the ways we can make sure all the work we do in our hospitals is not wasted – this is our carbon footprint. We’re the first US Health System to have a verified greenhouse gas emission inventory. And we’re to going to reduce it. By 30%, by 2020.
- But we’re all doctors, and I’m one, too, proudly a specialist in Family Medicine. So what should you do? We thought of that.
- That’s where walking comes in, and here are 3 things I’d like you to do.
- FIRST: WALK. Walk with your friends. Walk with your enemies. Walk using this app. When you have a difficult problem to solve with someone, walk with them. FIND the person in this room who you are least interested in spending time with and walk with them.
- Trust me, it works. And biology is on your side. When you move, you can manage yourself better, pay attention, and your brain actually grows new cells.
- SECOND: Partner with this doctor. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA is the US Surgeon General. On April 1, she will start a process to create a new call to action around walking.
- She was with us 2 days ago telling us how important this is. Look for it, and participate, in the Federal Register, starting April 1, 2013. Why?
- It doesn’t matter if you become an endocrinologist or or an otolayngologist, walking helps EVERYTHING. It’s easy to recommend, and easy to do. There are a zillion benefits that will make your job as a doctor easier and more rewarding
- THIRD: Partner with this muppet to MAKE ROADS SAFE around the world
- Worldwide traffic fatalities will exceed diabetes and HIV in our generation. If we do nothing, 5 million fatalities, and 50 million serious injuries will result. Every 6 seconds, a person is killed or seriously injured on roads.
- May 6-12 is Global Road Safety Week. Take a long short walk, register it at mylongshortwalk.org and tweet using the hashtag #walksafe
- And by the way, it’s better for your health, too. Do it for that reason alone.
- We took a long short walk. We celebrated that we’re fortunate to be able to walk safely.
- If you think this is an international problem, think again. even in the United States, a walk to school can end a child’s life.
- Be aware, be a leader, and you can save lives inside the health care system and outside of it, too.
- The last thing I want to say is Thank you, good luck, we support you, and we’ll see you next year, if not sooner!
- Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health
- Kaiser Permanente Residency Programs
- Every Body Walk!
- Every Body Walk apps (iOS and Android)
- The US Surgeon General: Calls to Action
- Make Roads Safe
- Grover : Public Service Announcements
- Long Short Walk
- My Long Short Walk
- Washington, DC Long Short Walk (with United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD)
- Photo Friday: The Surgeon General, Listening
- Time for Walk with a Doc: Long Short version , for Road Safety (UPDATE: Surgeon General/Time Change)
- Not going to pedometer our way out of this: Road Safety
- Non-compliant: The story behind #Teds2ndJacket , told side by side by Regina Holliday and Ted Eytan
- Continuing the Walking Revolution – Dialogue at the APMA