Photos of Preliminary Audit: WELL Building Standard

Photos of Preliminary Audit: WELL Building Standard

The team from Delos (@DelosLiving) came in the evening before our preliminary audit day to do sound and light testing in our space, as part of a lead up to WELL Certification (@WELLCertified). Continue reading→

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→

Photo Friday: Photoshop Nametag Template With Pronouns, for a New Millennium

Photo Friday: Photoshop Nametag Template With Pronouns, for a New Millennium

For the Transgender Health Meet and Greet which we hosted recently, I leveraged my recently acquired photoshop skills to create nametags that support pronouns.

I’m embedding the template in multiple formats, with instructions below. The document is Creative Commons licensed like everything on this blog – use it, edit it, brand it, make sure it helps other people succeed in life. If you don’t use it to help other people succeed, then the license to use is immediately revoked.
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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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Just Read: The Total Health of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (Safety & Access Study)

Just Read: The Total Health of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (Safety & Access Study)

A very cool unintended (or intended?) consequence of sensing your environment is that you start to think about how to improve it.

With that in mind, and with stimulus provided by the Design and Health Leaders Group of the American Institute of Architects, and the team at the Washington, DC Office of Planning, I found this look at the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), which the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health is fortunate to co-inhabit.

Why fortunate?

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Using our Placemeter video population sensor to explore the metro shutdown

Using our Placemeter video population sensor to explore the metro shutdown

The Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) has a new population sensor, manufactured by Placemeter (@Placemeter), that monitors pedestrians on the Metropolitan Branch Trail outside of our social innovation center.

The sensor was installed about 3 weeks before the day the Washington, DC Metro was emergently shut down, on March 16.

I thought I’d take advantage of that unique event to see what happened to the movement of people on the Metropolitan Branch Trail.
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A few photos on the way to the future, with Alliance of Community Health Plans

A few photos on the way to the future, with Alliance of Community Health Plans

I’ve been connected/mentored/a fan of the people and member organizations of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (@_ACHP) actually almost since the beginning of my working career, even prior to me bing at Kaiser Permanente.

On Tuesday we were delighted to host the welcome reception for ACHP’s CEO and President Ceci Connolly (@CeciConnolly), which was a great reacquaintance and an acquaintance with a portfolio of passions around health. Continue reading→