Author Archives: Ted Eytan

Photo Friday: 2014 International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA



View International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA 49825 on Flickr.com The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: A perfect score for Kaiser Permanente on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index again for 2015



One-third of the Fortune 500 and over half of the CEI universe of businesses offer transgender-inclusive health care coverage, up from 0 in 2002 and nearly ten times as many businesses as five years ago; Kaiser Permanente is one of them, of course, and every doctor should be part of a health system that is » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient’s agenda



“…asking “Anything else?” repeatedly until a complete agenda has been identified appears to take 6 seconds longer than interviews in which the patient’s agenda is interrupted” Reference: Marvel MK, Epstein RM, Flowers K, Beckman HB. Soliciting the Patient’s Agenda: Have We Improved? Jama. 1999;281(3):283–287 Actually I read this a while ago; I realize I’ve never » » » » on to the full article

Innovation often happens in out of the way places



View Innovation Happens in Out of the Way Places, Washington DC USA 49759 on Flickr.com …. when using human centered design. Arli Christian (see staff bios here), from the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality), is joining the sponsor group for Project Lantern, which will explore the transgender person life and health experience using a » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: State of Transgender Person Health, the dawn of primary care in Colorado



Transparent: The State of Transgender Health in Colorado, One Colorado Education Fund This is a new report published by One Colorado (@One_Colorado) that’s a non-randomized survey of 417 transgender and gender nonconforming Colorado residents. Even though it’s not randomized, that’s a pretty large sample size for this population. A few findings that caught my eye: » » » » on to the full article

Thanks for publishing my photo and a bright spot in transgender person health, Colorado Independent



Today, Winners is employed as an engineer and has health insurance through Kaiser Permanente (Colorado). The insurer gives transgender clients a list of preferred providers trained in transgender-specific care.“The biggest change is actually having a primary care physician that’s not only educated about transgender health care but passionate about advocating for transgender people,” Winners said.Winners’s » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: Paying Ourselves the Highest Tribute, Washington, DC USA #SocialInnovation



“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” View Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington DC USA 49558 on Flickr.com Washington, DC is full of monuments, in out of the way places, to the people who were the most prolific social innovators. I love discovering all of them. This series is » » » » on to the full article