How to Build Health into Design – a day with Green Health Partnership

How to Build Health into Design - a day with Green Health Partnership

Yesterday a bunch of friends (at this point) got together to explore solutions to bring health into the design of the built environment. You know, where we spend 90% of our lives.

The part about us being a bunch of friends – architects, public health experts, doctors, planners is both a good thing and a thing worth noting.
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The Walking Gallery at 5 years

The Walking Gallery at 5 years

It’s been exactly 5 years since Regina Holliday (@ReginaHolliday) conceived the first one, and a most important milestone passed (for me) : Regina actually painting inside the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth).

Organizations and cultures change. So do people – the statement (among many) that most impressed me in 2016 was when Regina told me that her painting has gotten much better since 2011. I was wondering how that could be, but on reflection, so has my photography. People get better with time, too. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: This doctor is here for you during LGBTQ pride, and for your long, healthy life

Photo Friday: This doctor is here for you during LGBTQ pride, and for your long, healthy life

We’re going to be here for the LGBTQ community at pride celebrations all summer long. And then we’re going to be here for the LGBTQ community for your whole life, even when pride is over, every day, forever.
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The country we want to be: Photos from vigils in Washington, DC USA

The country we want to be: Photos from vigils in Washington, DC USA

Thank you to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) and the nation’s capital for its authenticity and support for the future.

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Notes from the nation’s capital, where love won

Notes from the nation's capital, where love won

In my intersectionality as a family physician, a patient (we are all patients), member of and advocate for the LGBTQ community, ally, Washington, DC resident (all of these in no particular order), a few points from Washington, DC.

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Photo Friday: Changing Navy Yard, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Changing Navy Yard, Washington, DC USA

This is a view from a relatively new pool deck, at the intersection of 4th Street, SE and Tingey, in Washington, DC. As you can tell, the skyline, and the completeness of the streets, has been changing in the Navy Yard part of our capital. I was here as part of the kickoff of Washington, DC’s Capital Pride weekend (@CapitalPrideDC). Continue reading→

Definitely Heroes: Photos from 2016 Capital Pride DC Gala

Definitely Heroes: Photos from 2016 Capital Pride DC Gala

LGBTQ Pride has begun in the nation’s (United States) capital, and it kicked off with a wonderful evening for me, a person who has watched so many, as newly minted Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning (@SecArmy) said, “paved the way.”
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