#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→

Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation’s largest non-profit health system

Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation's largest non-profit health system

I have been given permission to share this story about the KP Lantern project, which is currently hosted on the Kaiser Permanente Intranet for 200,000 physicians, nurses, and staff. You can learn more about KPLantern here. Thanks to Jennifer Downey in our National Public Relations and Communictions organization for putting this story together, and my … Continue reading Lantern: Lifting up the Transgender Person Voice in the nation’s largest non-profit health system

Photo Friday: Walls, Ceilings, Closet Doors - the things social innovators shatter.

Photo Friday: Walls, Ceilings, Closet Doors – the things social innovators shatter.

Floors we tend to save and build upon…

The demolition of the interior of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) began this week, to prepare for the next version that we call #CTHNext. The sledgehammers that we wielded caused me to reflect on the work and people we’ve been involved with to date who also shatter things: Continue reading→

People of LGBTQ Pride, Future of Health Care, Washington, DC USA

People of LGBTQ Pride, Future of Health Care, Washington, DC USA

The future of health care and society looks a lot like the present in Washington, DC, where all human beings, including all gender identities, are represented and respected.

The capital of the United States is the most protective (future) State in the Union when it comes to the health and well being of LGBTQ human beings. It shows in the faces of the people who come here to celebrate the future. Isn’t our capital city gorgeous? Continue reading→

Members at The Center of  (our) Total Health World

Members at The Center of (our) Total Health World

These are a few of the member personas that are being modeled in three dimensions to tell the story of Total Health when the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health v2.0 (#CTHNext) opens after labor day. Continue reading→

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

See you at the Millennial Week DC Code-a-Thon

See you at the Millennial Week DC Code-a-Thon

I have been known to hang out with Millenials, actually I am almost one if you look at my score on the Millennial quiz . Even if this wasn’t in support of Millenial Week (@MillenialWeek), it’s in support of Washington, DC, which happens to be the best city in the United States to be a … Continue reading See you at the Millennial Week DC Code-a-Thon