Because we are The Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth), everything health related is in scope. Because we are Kaiser Permanente, healing people and the planet is in scope. With that in mind we were happy to tour American University’s Professor Lynne Arneson and students in her undergraduate course “PubHealth 115: Why Aren’t We Dead Yet? … Continue reading Just Read: How to mutate your DNA, and how health systems can heal the planet, with American University’s PUB115 students
The previous needs assessment for the Washington, DC, trans community was pretty well done, distributed on a 10-page PDF with helpful infographics. This takes things to the next level.
As the title says and the report reads, this is a professionally produced, helpful tool, to assist communities (and health care) in making sure everyone has what they need to achieve their life goals. That’s kind of the definition of social innovation.
The report includes all the right comparisons (in my opinion) – to the general Washington, DC population as well as the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, last done in 2011, with the 2015 report coming soon. Continue reading→
As the title says, and another significant milestone for the medical community.
For the record, New England Journal of Medicine also ignited the future on this topic, in 2013: Now Reading: Care of Transsexual Persons — NEJM, in the era of inclusion Continue reading→
Other reviews of this book mention it as not being thrilling except to people who are interested in the evolution of the mobile phone. So I guess I’m interested in the evolution of the mobile phone. I actually remember the day I received a Blackberry for the first time – the reaction isn’t that unique compared to what’s written in the book, so I won’t repeat it.
The book does a good job describing how a great idea became not so great anymore, and lays out, interestingly, what Clay Christensen did in his book, which I also just read, which he calls “The destructive power of marginal thinking,” Continue reading→
Great and novel study in Jama Dermatology (@JamaDerm) on the association of skin cancer and indoor tanning in sexual minority women and men.
The editorial published along side it is even more important.
I’m bummed out by the image that the journal chose to adorn the web site and email message to advertise it. I was actually taken aback when I saw it in my email box. Continue reading→
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→
This 48 page guide was written by the Transgender Law Center (@TransLawCenter) in 2005 (!) about the issue of bathrooms in public spaces.
Because our world famous Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) and facilities team is getting together at our world famous Garfield Center (@KPGarfield), I’m going right to the solutions. They are as relevant today as they were 10 years ago, before there was hope that health care would listen. Continue reading→