Thanks for publishing my photo, Greater Greater Washington (@ggwash), in the attached piece.
The comments on the piece show a diversity of opinions of what people think a changing neighborhood should be and who belongs there.
I got to meet Leah Shahum (@VisionZeroNet) from Vision Zero Network in January, 2016, This Week in Total Health: Innovation and Transportation Rule the Week | Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, where I learned about Vision Zero first hand. Continue reading→
I met Ruby when Casa Ruby (@CasaRubyDC) was just starting, and I remember that day in 2013 very well. Of course there’s a blog post of it: Washington, DC 2013 Sheroes of the Movement, Leadership.
I had no idea what a delicate situation Ruby was in when during this time. She presented a compelling vision for the future even then, which is what a leader does. Continue reading→
In social media spaces, the challenge of any platform that you don’t control (Facebook) is that there are things out of your control. Given that situation, I carefully judge where and when I engage in what I call health activism.
Knowing this, I still didn’t expect it, but…it happened.
Ever so subtly and then more apparently, transphobic comments began appearing on the post. Continue reading→
I had a flashback while starting this post, to the first day of my third year of medical school – the first day (in those days) that medical students spend time in the hospital helping to care for patients. My first rotation was trauma surgery – yes, trauma surgery – and at evening sign out, the medical resident in charge of our education and safety taught us the acronym “NMP.” It stood for “not my problem,” uttered after a beeper page was responded to about a patient that was not under our care. That moment conveyed important messages to me – that this was going to brutal, and she was going to shield us, which she did. I would only later ask the question, “from what?” Continue reading→
Yesterday we completed our preliminary audit on the way to full WELL (@WELLCertified) certification (see: Just Read: The WELL Building Standard – promoting health for the people inside ) at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth).
The audit includes testing of air, sound, light, and water, performed by an objective third party, in this case Delos (@DelosLiving). As most things I have encountered as a physician in the total health space, I learned that there is much more in our environments that can be measured and managed that we are taught about in medical school. Continue reading→