These are the things that doctors with Total Health in their job title keep up to date on 🙂 .
Given that humans spend 90% of their time in buildings, it’s easy to recognize that building designers and developers may have a lot more influence on our health than doctors do, and so why shouldn’t we leverage each other?
WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
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→
These are great, because as I have previously pointed out, the health system and the food system appear at times (much of the time?) to be at odds with each other (see: Comparing the stats: The US Food System and US Health Care System | Ted Eytan, MD). There’s a way out. Thanks to Health … Continue reading Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system
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→
I posted earlier today about sustainable food. There’s also a thing called sustainable (low carbon) Information Technology, and it matters for health. Data centers are one of the fastest growing energy uses in the country. Health care has to heal across all dimensions… EPA ENERGY STAR (@EnergyStar) recognizes Low Carbon IT “Champions” who are cutting … Continue reading Don’t forget about sustainable Information Technology: ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champions
Kaiser Permanente Share | Sustainable Food Scorecard Aims to Create a Healthier Supply Chain. Kaiser Permanente created the industry’s first Sustainable Food Scorecard, which allows the organization to rate suppliers and vendors and select the vendors who can best support the organization’s sustainable food purchasing initiatives. Great job, Kathleen Reed and team, in working to … Continue reading Sustainable Food Scorecard Creates a Healthier Supply Chain| Kaiser Permanente Share
Now posted on the Washington, DC Mayor (@mayorvincegray) YouTube channel. And yes it was a huge honor to co-introduce him with my Executive Director of the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). More photos and info about this event : Sustainable Washington, DC USA