#ActOnClimate : First White House Summit on Climate Change and Health

#ActOnClimate : First White House Summit on Climate Change and Health

Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) is a member of the Health Care Climate Council and one of the greenest health systems in the world.

It was a great honor to share several rooms at the White House (@WhiteHouse) yesterday with other committed health leaders, at the first Summit on Climate Change and Health.

I was present to give a 4 minute overview of Kaiser Permanente’s renewable energy projects. Continue reading→

Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Representing Kaiser Permanente's Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Renewable Energy Infographic, source: Kaiser Permanente Share As the title of the post says, I will be attending and speaking at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health tomorrow: Your Health and Our Environment: How Can We Protect Both? | The White House The event will be livestreamed at the link above. I’m … Continue reading Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Millennials: Not environmentalists and support environmental protection, for health. Me too.

Millennials: Not environmentalists and support environmental protection, for health. Me too.

At the KPCodeYourHealth Code-a-Thon, part of Millennial Week DC (@MillennialWeek), and in prepararing to represent Kaiser Permanente at the National Dialogue on Climate Change and Health at the White House, I did a little research on this generation and the environment. I asked a group of Millennial colleagues: “Does the term ‘environmentalist’ describe you?” Here … Continue reading Millennials: Not environmentalists and support environmental protection, for health. Me too.

Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

2014’s average temperature in Washington is below predicted trend, compared to the western United States (see my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona’s Haywood plot). Still, there is a noticeable increase in temperature, with predicted impacts on health in our nation’s capital. Continue reading→

Justice served: Visa paying for denied Zipcar claims

Justice served: Visa paying for denied Zipcar claims

One of the most popular posts on this blog has been this one: Visa Credit Cards refuse to cover Zipcar rentals | Ted Eytan, MD, probably because this issue has affected so many people. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA

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 … Continue reading Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA

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

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