Tag Archives: climate change

Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA



View SustainDC Health Care Pledge Featuring Mayor Vincent C Gray, Washington DC USA 49106 on Flickr.com Yesterday, we had the great honor at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) to host Washington, DC’s Mayor (@MayorVinceGray) for a special signing: On October 23, 2014, Mayor Gray will host a signing ceremony for the Sustainable » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: What physicians (and patients) need to know about Climate Change – JAMA



The facts: View Average Annual Temperatures Washington, DC 1871-2013 47670 on Flickr.com Similar trends can be seen for snowfall and precipitation, both trending down instead of up, in Washington, DC, with a whole host of livability and health effects that will result. Patz JA, Frumkin H, Holloway T, Vimont DJ, Haines A. Climate Change: Challenges » » » » on to the full article

Now Reading: The Sustainable DC Plan



If your community has a sustainability plan, you should read it. This the plan for the city I live in, Washington, DC, USA, and it’s terrific. I discovered it a few months ago while taking a course on climate change literacy (see: Now Analyzing: Temperature and snowfall data for Washington, DC, Implications for Health | » » » » on to the full article

Climate Change Impact on Health : Allergic Disease in Washington, DC USA



I have alluded to the excellent Sustainable DC Plan and have been planning to post about it, and then realized I hadn’t put this up yet. It’s my first assignment from the course I took on navigating climate change conversations (that I highly recommend, it’s free – see: Finished my 3rd MOOC, and moving to renewable Energy » » » » on to the full article

#GreenHealthChat – tweeting with experts in climate change and health care



On Tuesday, I got to host a very special tweetchat. On a topic that I’ve been interested in for a long time, and with great people. As the title says, it was climate change in health care. Special because this topic does not get very much attention in social media. Partially because the health system » » » » on to the full article

Pleasure to Host: Health Care and Climate Change tweetchat #GreenHealthChat 11/12/13



#greenhealthcare Part 2: Safer Chemicals (what’s dripping in that IV besides medicine?) | Ted Eytan, MD As I mentioned in a previous post: I felt a little lonely on social media – they (The White House Champions of Change) talked about social media, but I didn’t get the sense they are using it themselves to communicate » » » » on to the full article

The different definitions of “sustainable” health system – US and Europe



I was curious when I got back from CleanMed Europe (see my series of posts here) about what American scholars say when they talk about a “sustainable health care system,” because what I heard in Oxford seemed so different from what I am used to. (see: CleanMed Europe LastDay: “Sustainable health system” definition : different here » » » » on to the full article