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.
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→
Thank you to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) and the nation’s capital for its authenticity and support for the future.
Photos below. Continue reading→
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.
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.”
Where Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley, which I visited later in the week, demonstrates congruence with total health in its exterior, Santa Monica does that for the interior.
This past weekend was my 4th (!) Capital TransPride, the second one held where the future was born in Washington, DC, at 14th and U Streets, Northwest (there’s a short history of this intersection in last year’s blog post: My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA).
As predicted, the room became more full, with more doctors, nurses, therapists, health leaders, and future leaders in general. Even more photographers – as you can tell, mine was not the only camera in the room, nor was it the best one 🙂 .