MakerDocsDC July: The Circuitous Route and Creating Weather Systems

MakerDocsDC July: The Circuitous Route and Creating Weather Systems

This time, we spoke about the circuitous route that a MakerDoc takes in so many things, what disciplined innovation can look like at organization that practice it, and the concept of innovators as weather systems.

Just as the Airbus 380 creates a hurricane behind it forcing air traffic to readjust, so can the MakerDoc, hopefully with good effect. Continue reading→

Speaker Academy #28: “It’s my job to be more interesting than your email” (@TedEytan) | e-Patient Dave

I think I gave @ePatientDave that quote a lot longer than 3 years ago, and I still believe it to this day. In fact, I enjoy it if people begin doing other things because then it’s experimentation time! When the first mobile device comes out I get official license to depart from any constraints made upon me in the interest of audience satisfaction and enjoyment. Continue reading→

Learning about growing in a way that works for everybody, 2016 Policy Forum, Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council

Learning about growing in a way that works for everybody, 2016 Policy Forum, Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council

As believers in the study of total health, and physical activity integration into everything, we do a lot of walks through the NoMa neighborhood with visitors from around the world, accompanied with data furnished by the wall that teaches (thanks @communitycommon). As we learn about the changing face of Washington, DC, especially this part of it, the question invariably arises – are people displaced?
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MakerDocsDC, June 2016, Guest Star Edition

MakerDocsDC, June 2016, Guest Star Edition

Actually they are all stars to me. It was a nice and welcome surprise to have Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH (@DoctorJesseMD) join us, as the guest of Hassan Tetteh, MD (@DoctorTetteh).

MakerDocs make things, often things the rest of health and health care doesn’t know they need, until later.

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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→

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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