The Stunned Silence in front of the White House in Rainbow Colors

The Stunned Silence in front of the White House in Rainbow Colors

I wanted to capture the relatively stunned silence of the very large crowd that gathered in front of the White House (@WhiteHouse) as it lit with the colors of the rainbow. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Love Wins, Washington DC USA

Photo Friday: Love Wins, Washington DC USA

Following the decision, one, then all of the letters that spelled “Love Wins” escapes into the sky. Because it did, as we predicted a long time ago . Lots more below. And lots more to do. Equality Equals Health and Health equals the ability to achieve life goals. Similar Posts: Photo Friday: Love wins (again) … Continue reading Photo Friday: Love Wins, Washington DC USA

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in EHRs, convening at Fenway Health, it matters to all patients

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in EHRs, convening at Fenway Health, it matters to all patients

We will ALL be patients one day.

When it’s our turn, when we are horizontal, in our most vulnerable state, will people:

  • Call us by our correct name?
  • Find out who we are and why we are important to ourselves, our families, our community, society?
  • Do the right things to our bodies, in the most gentle way possible?
  • Heal us?

There’s a far greater likelihood that they will do all of these things if they have the information needed to bring their compassion. Continue reading→

#ActOnClimate : First White House Summit on Climate Change and Health

#ActOnClimate : First White House Summit on Climate Change and Health

Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) is a member of the Health Care Climate Council and one of the greenest health systems in the world.

It was a great honor to share several rooms at the White House (@WhiteHouse) yesterday with other committed health leaders, at the first Summit on Climate Change and Health.

I was present to give a 4 minute overview of Kaiser Permanente’s renewable energy projects. Continue reading→

Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees

Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees

It’s an easy read – three paragraphs that change the face of LGBTQ Health in the United States forever. Love continues to win More info here. Similar Posts: Photo Friday: Our generation is changing everything for people who are LGB and Transgender Photo Friday: Love Park, Philadelphia, where there’s now more love Allies Need Allies: … Continue reading Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees

Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Representing Kaiser Permanente's Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Renewable Energy Infographic, source: Kaiser Permanente Share As the title of the post says, I will be attending and speaking at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health tomorrow: Your Health and Our Environment: How Can We Protect Both? | The White House The event will be livestreamed at the link above. I’m … Continue reading Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation’s largest non-profit health system

Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation's largest non-profit health system

I have been given permission to share this story about the KP Lantern project, which is currently hosted on the Kaiser Permanente Intranet for 200,000 physicians, nurses, and staff. You can learn more about KPLantern here. Thanks to Jennifer Downey in our National Public Relations and Communictions organization for putting this story together, and my … Continue reading Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation’s largest non-profit health system