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→

Partnering for Health: The #TotalHealthForum hosted by Kaiser Permanente and the NBA

Partnering for Health: The #TotalHealthForum hosted by Kaiser Permanente and the NBA

You know you’ve arrived when the words Total Health are in your job title 🙂 (literally or figuratively)

As the tweet says, I know more about biology than I do about basketball, but I’m crosstraining in the human spirit…and I have to give credit to Shana Selender (@Shay_On_Words) for help with that one, it fits though! Continue reading→

MakerDocsDC January - Clinicians Think Differently

MakerDocsDC January – Clinicians Think Differently

We’re continuing to get together in 2016, and it’s true that when it comes to innovation, clinicians think differently, just put them in front of a patient and watch, as Brian Miller, MD (@4_betterhealth) demonstrates with Leo. Also pictured, Nishi Rawat, MD Continue reading→

Animation: Busiest Bikeshare station in Washington (and its total health sibling)

Animation: Busiest Bikeshare station in Washington (and its total health sibling)

The numbers are in for 2015 – Station Domination: Our Top-10 Stations of 2015 – It’s Columbus Circle/Union Station.

The creator of the animation, Michael Schade (@mvs202), DC’s open transportation data diplomat (see @DCTechies), kindly created one for its sibling at 2nd Street and G, NE, in front of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth), that has been happily sharing the load with its busy sibling since June 18, 2015: Continue reading→

A health map rather than a heat map – #CTHNext Bikeshare Station’s first two weeks

A health map rather than a heat map - #CTHNext Bikeshare Station's first two weeks

Capital Bikeshare (@Bikeshare) has released ride data for 2nd quarter, 2015, which includes the first two weeks of the #CTHNext Bikeshare station, installed on June 18, 2015. Continue reading→