This article, published in Health Affairs today, complements the other work I am reading, as part of my service on the AAMC Axis Committee (see: I said yes: AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Development).
As part of that work, I’m reading the ground breaking report put out by the Association of American Medical Colleges in 2014 (Hollenbach a., Eckstrand K, Dreger A. Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD A Resource for Medical Educators First Edition, 2014) and in it, this quote: Continue reading→
I didn’t know that the author of the poem “America,” Katherine Lee Bates, whose work was later set to music and became “America the Beautiful” was probably a woman who was a lesbian.
Or that the origin of the high five in 1977 was professional baseball player Glenn Burke, who was the first to come out as gay.
Or that Sally Ride, the first woman in space and the youngest American in space, was survived by her partner Tam O’Shaughnessy, who accepted her Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Or that as many as 1,000 people born as females served as men in the civil war, including Albert Cashier, who lived as a man but was forced to wear a dress until he died, with his authentic name on his headstone (“Albert D.J. Cashier”).
I was introduced to this book by its author, Jerome Pohlen, who asked to use a photograph I took on its back cover (the answer to these questions is always yes). Continue reading→
I love 10 minute meetings. Especially ones that involve active transportation.
Thanks Andrea Swiatocha, AIA, LEED AP and Nancy Skinkle, AIA, LEED AP (Architect of the Capitol) for coordinating this one, as part of 2015 Design DC organized by the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (@WashingtonDCAIA).
Kaiser Permanente just launched its new Total Health Assessment on kp.org, with choices that respect the genders of our members. Here’s a screen shot: When a user selects “Transgender or Gender Non-conforming” as their gender they will then select whether they would like screening information relevant to male or female biology: The Innovation Story The … Continue reading Respecting all genders in an online Health Risk Appraisal: Kaiser Permanente’s new Total Health Assessment
Isn’t America beautiful, and specifically its capital city, which is the most protective of LGBTQ people of any state in the United States.
I took this photograph from the top of the Warner Building, which was the location of the annual DC Center for the LGBT Community (@TheDCCenter) Fall Reception, which was also sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic). Continue reading→
The MakerDocs of DC are still innovating. This month, our (their) host was Denton Shanks (@DentonShanks) who toured the group through Unity Health Care’s Upper Cardozo Medical Clinic, because MakerDocs happen everywhere health care happens. Continue reading→
As we finished teaching the class together (see: Walking and talking about transgender women’s health: HLTH471 University of Maryland Shady Grove ), Sabrina (@SabrinaMatoffSt) noted the sunset and pronounced it this week’s photo friday. And she made a fine choice, didn’t she. Continue reading→