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.
A sensor is born. This isn’t one you wear on your body, your sidewalk/trail wears it.
Ours was installed in early January and it’s been feeding us data ever since, 24/7, about the movement of pedestrians up and down 2nd Street NE, in downtown Washington, DC.
It measures demonstrators walking home from the United States Supreme Court…. Continue reading→
I don’t know where I came across this book by Paul Taylor (@paultaylordc) from the Pew Research Center (@PewResearch) but I did, and it combines a lot of interests of mine (and a lot of other people). Specific to me, an ongoing following of the Pew Internet (@PewInternet)’s former researcher and brilliant community colleague in DC, Susannah Fox (@SusannahFox), and a lot of work I’ve done in diversity and inclusion as well as technology, that has caused me to read a lot of the reports cited in the book. So it’s in one package here, which is great.
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→
Catching up on social innovation I haven’t yet posted about… I have complained previously about the fact that data purporting to show Washington, DC’s health status as a county is usually wrong (see: Do national numbers inaccurately represent Washington, DC’s obesity condition? | Ted Eytan, MD – Answer: YES) because DC has 8 wards within … Continue reading New Maps of DC health data – Not yet one culture of health
We hope to have pedestrian data on 2nd Street NE to report…soon. Stay tuned.
- Photo Friday: The Best Kind of Age – Tweed and Bicycle Sharing
- Presentation: Walls, Ceilings, Closet Doors (Things Worth Shattering): Total Health and Social Innovation
- The ability to know about your community’s health: the 2nd Street Pedestrian Sensor
- Social Innovation: Visualizing the movement of bikeshare bikes around the Center for Total Health, Washington, DC
- #Futurewall – help re-design an 80-foot video touch wall in a space to talk about health
Watch this full screen. You can see the huge influx of people to Washington, DC’s Union Station in the morning, the proportion of people with bikeshare accounts (blue lines) versus “casual riders” who rent on the fly, likely tourists (red lines), who are part of an afternoon outflux. The Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) is … Continue reading Social Innovation: Visualizing the movement of bikeshare bikes around the Center for Total Health, Washington, DC