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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Photo Friday: 6 year disruptorversary with Jay Parkinson, MD

Photo Friday: 6 year disruptorversary with Jay Parkinson, MD

Jay Parkinson (@JayParkinson) and I met up this time the same way we did the first time, when I think I texted (or Gchatted?) Jay while I was cruising through Williamsburg, New York, back in 2009 (to which he responded, “come on over”). This time he was the messager and it was great to catch up. Continue reading→

Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans

Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans

Yesterday I had the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and specifically the current class of fellows in the “iconic” Yale Program (@RWJFCSP_Yale) Our interaction took place both in the awesome Logan Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC, as well as a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Center for … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans