Why health care should be a partner: Jacob’s journey: Inside the life of a transgender child – TODAY show

Jacob's journey: Inside the life of a transgender child – TODAY.com. Very impressive. They even got the language right. This helps the medical profession understand how health care can be a partner instead of a barrier to health, by respecting people and their hearts, brains, and souls. Similar Posts: Photo Friday: National LGBT Health Awareness … Continue reading Why health care should be a partner: Jacob’s journey: Inside the life of a transgender child – TODAY show

Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

These are great, because as I have previously pointed out, the health system and the food system appear at times (much of the time?) to be at odds with each other (see: Comparing the stats: The US Food System and US Health Care System | Ted Eytan, MD). There’s a way out. Thanks to Health … Continue reading Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

The ability to know about your community’s health: the 2nd Street Pedestrian Sensor

The ability to know about your community's health: the 2nd Street Pedestrian Sensor

This image isn’t the erratic heartbeat of a person (who wouldn’t be in good condition if it was), it’s the heartbeat of a city, in this case Washington, DC.

Here are more snapshots of the traffic we’ve been monitoring since January – they show that there’s a morning walking commute toward downtown (The Capitol and the Supreme Court) that’s at a more defined time, and then a more spread out commute home in the afternoons. The opposite side of the street has a new sidewalk open but we haven’t seen a dip in traffic yet because of it. Continue reading→

What Design Thinking Looks Like – to help move health care forward

What Design Thinking Looks Like - to help move health care forward

This week is synthesis for KPLantern, the project of the Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) to understand the health and health care of people who are transgender, using a human centered design/fieldwork approach.

This is my first time doing this, and there’s nothing I’ve done like it before. Lots of post-its and care given to the stories and experiences encountered in our field work to date. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Where the future was born - 14th and U Streets, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Where the future was born – 14th and U Streets, Washington, DC USA

14th and U Streets at Night (View on Flickr) This photograph was taken from the top of 14th and U Streets, in Washington, DC, where the first bricks were thrown on April 4, 1968, that resulted in the destruction of Washington, DC, following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. 47 years later, almost to … Continue reading Photo Friday: Where the future was born – 14th and U Streets, Washington, DC USA

And I was the man (barely): XX in Health 2015

And I was the man (barely): XX in Health 2015

Wow.

I woke up the day after the 6th XX in Health Retreat (@XXinHealth #XXRetreat) thinking, “what just happened?”

I showed up at the Harvard Club of New York, one of those old world boys club types of places, with lots of paintings of men covering the wood paneled walls (with the exception of one woman) for a day of discussions and workshops with 200 women about innovation, leadership, courage. I left having participated in all those things, and then… Continue reading→

Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation

Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations - Strength Beyond our Walls - Presentation

Yesterday (also on National Doctor’s Day), I was treated to a refresher dose of Keith McCandless’ (@KeithMcCandless) liberating structures, as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows event called “Strength Beyond our Walls: Improving Transitions in Care and Empowering Patients Using Technology.” RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows- Strength Beyond our Walls 53170 … Continue reading Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation