The tradition of Photo Friday is to feature photos from Washington, DC, this week I’m allowing a California photo. It’s from the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park, in the shadow of downtown Oakland. I discovered it on a virtual walking meeting, even though it was unveiled close to 4 years ago. Score another point for … Continue reading Photo Friday: Remember Them, Champions for Humanity, Oakland, CA USA
Far fewer young adults commute to work in Washington, DC than do in the rest of the United States, with a much bigger drop compared to the rest of the country. You can access the full report here: Young Adults Then and Now – Census Explorer Thank you @census and @socialexplorer Also, see: Now Reading: … Continue reading Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation
As KPLantern begins week two in Northern California (see: #KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better, the team at Community Commons (@CommunityCommon) let me know about this post on their blog.
The post includes a podcast of parents of children who are transgender telling their stories and their interactions with medical care. Some of the stories are heartbreaking – avoiding the pediatrician for all health needs for fear of judgement, being told by therapists identified as trans-competent to not allow a child to express their gender.
As one of my trans-identified mentors Garrett G said to me, “A suicide happens quickly, this type of harm happens slowly.”
The post also highlights the limited amount of data that’s available about LGBTQI health. Even the superior mapping platform that Community Commons can’t give us a look into this community, because data isn’t collected.
Take a listen to the podcast and check out the post at the Community Commons site, and let them know what I am about to let them know:
- Social Determinants of (un)Health for Transgender People: Ohio
- Community Commons Brings Local Health Initiatives Together – Governing Magazine
- Just Read: Improving health care encounters and communication with transgender patients , and what the prize is
- Allies Need Allies: 2014 SMYAL Fall Brunch
- New Maps of DC health data – Not yet one culture of health
Cathy Lanier was in this blog in 2008 (camera wasn’t as good though -> Photo: DC Police Supporting Their Community | Ted Eytan, MD). Leaders posing with their constituencies is a cool byproduct of the selfie (Photo Friday: Equality Selfie, with Washington, DC Mayor Vince Gray | Ted Eytan, MD) & I like taking photos … Continue reading Photo Friday: Leadership Selfie, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, DC USA
Posting some of the reading I’m doing as part of #KPLantern (see: #KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better | Ted Eytan, MD). Thanks to project sponsor Arli Christian, JD (@arlichristian) from the National Center of Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) for passing this my way, as a good sponsor does . Continue reading→
2014’s average temperature in Washington is below predicted trend, compared to the western United States (see my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona’s Haywood plot). Still, there is a noticeable increase in temperature, with predicted impacts on health in our nation’s capital. Continue reading→