2016 Design Value Award Winner: KPLantern, to understand the transgender person experience

2016 Design Value Award Winner: KPLantern, to understand the transgender person experience

Thanks, Design Management Institute (@DMIfeed) for awarding KPLantern a Design Value Award for 2016.

– Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s highest performing health system
– We know there are problems that can’t be solved with medical care alone
– Lantern was the opportunity for someone like me, a family medicine physician, to work with Chris McCarthy (@McCarthyChris) and our amazing design consultancy (led on this project by Dana Ragazeous) to change the face of health, within one of the most important civil rights issues of our time

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Just Presented: Working to be a Transgender Ally | Wright Center Family Medicine Residency, Washington, DC USA

Just Presented: Working to be a Transgender Ally | Wright Center Family Medicine Residency, Washington, DC USA

I was asked by James Huang, MD (@semaj187) to give a presentation to the Washington, DC site Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency (@WrightCenterGME) on the policy issues relating to transgender person health.

So, not about how to deliver medical care, how to improve the health of the population. The two concepts are different and interrelated.
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Remembering #UnicornJess at DC Tech Meetup, Washington, DC USA

Remembering #UnicornJess at DC Tech Meetup, Washington, DC USA

People are at their best when they bring all of themselves to something. These moments are important and I want to document them. Sometimes people don’t realize until later how important they are.

It was great to meet Christopher Breene (@GoForTopherB) for the first time as he brought all of himself to a room full of the future, while Martin Luther King, Jr. looked on.

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#WalkBikeForward : Thoughts on Active Communities, 20 years later

#WalkBikeForward : Thoughts on Active Communities, 20 years later

I was recently interviewed for this piece about active communities by the team at Alta Planning + Design: #WalkBikeForward with Ted Eytan – AP+D. Below are the unedited version of my comments (because disk space is cheap and I can have as much space as I want on my own feed). Enjoy, comments welcome.

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Thanks for publishing my photo, TechCrunch

Thanks for publishing my photo, TechCrunch

Almost 29,000 views (of this photo) and counting…. I guess human beings are drawn to equality 🙂 .

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Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health evolves as healthcare changes (MedCity News)

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health evolves as healthcare changes (MedCity News)

Thanks, Neil Versel (@NVersel) for stopping by to learn about the future of health and healthcare. Visitors always welcome and everyone gets a photo (if they want, and why wouldn’t they, total health looks great on everyone 🙂 ). Continue reading→

2016 US Climate Leadership Summit, Washington, DC USA

2016 US Climate Leadership Summit, Washington, DC USA

Climate change is a health issue. I’ve known that part for a long time.

In 2016, the economics of fixing this problem have changed so much that producing health and mitigating climate change are actually more economical than not. I learned that yesterday. Continue reading→