Presentation: Total Health and Innovation: Demystifying Medicare 2015 Summer Academy

Presentation: Total Health and Innovation: Demystifying Medicare 2015 Summer Academy

Thanks for the National Academy of Social Insurance (@socialinsurance) for inviting me and Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) to present on innovations shaping the future of health care (medicare inclusive). My slides are below, comments are always welcome. More info at Demystifying Medicare: 2015 Summer Academy | National Academy of Social Insurance. Total Health and Innovation: Demystifying … Continue reading Presentation: Total Health and Innovation: Demystifying Medicare 2015 Summer Academy

Respecting and Representing All Genders in a Healthy Workforce Program: Example from Kaiser Permanente

Respecting  and Representing All Genders in a Healthy Workforce Program: Example from Kaiser Permanente

I’ve been given permission to share what I consider a great innovation in respect, that wasn’t my idea . GoKP is the Healthy Workforce program for Kaiser Permanente’s 175,000 employees. Shira Potash, MS, part of Kaiser Permanente Healthy Workforce, within our National Human Resources organization, approached myself and several others about leveraging our human centered … Continue reading Respecting and Representing All Genders in a Healthy Workforce Program: Example from Kaiser Permanente

Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

As the sign says in the photograph. It is time to move into the future again, inclusively, even with different abilities . Today was the last day of operation of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health Version 1, as we prepare for demolition and rebuilding of the space. Follow our hashtag #CTHNext and the … Continue reading Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

I was fortunate to meet the author of the very captivating book, S Street Rising (see my review of it here: Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.), Ruben Castaneda (@RCastanedaWP) as well as Washington, DC’s Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeu (@BrianneKNadeau) in a discussion of the book, our history, and … Continue reading Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

There’s an architectural wonder in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC at The Coupe DC (@thecoupedc) – the bathroom. It’s a multi-stall, gender neutral arrangement. It’s respectful because it doesn’t require human beings to select a gender when they use it. It’s safer because it doesn’t segregate people identifying as male or female into … Continue reading Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

Photo: MakerDocsDC April

Photo: MakerDocsDC April

This month’s MakerDocsDC featured some special guests, MakerDocs in their own right, physical activity champions and leaders in integrated care delivery (Bob Sallis, MD FACSM) and academic medicine (Pat McBride, MD MPH FACC). Not pictured is Liz Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM, Medical Director of Clinical Outcomes Research at Intermountain Healthcare. Bob, Pat, and Liz stayed … Continue reading Photo: MakerDocsDC April

A few photos taken on the way to the future #SCOTUS #LoveMustWin #WalkingMeeting

A few photos taken on the way to the future #SCOTUS #LoveMustWin #WalkingMeeting

I normally walk to work through history, this time I walked to work through history being made, as the United States Supreme Court heard arguments for marriage equality.

In an awesome confluence of events and social movements, I was participating in a roundtable co-hosted by the American College of Sports Medicine (@ACSMNews) and the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (@KPIHP) on creating a Call to Action on Making Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription a Standard of Medical Care. Of course that roundtable was going to have walking meetings, and we walked to the future, while talking about the future.

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