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

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

Next in health care: The human revolution

Next in health care: The human revolution

KPLantern Synthesis (View on Flickr.com) This is the KPLantern Synthesis room in Oakland, California. No computers or mobile devices, just stories and experiences of real people written on post-it notes and organized (and re-organized) by themes and insights. It’s part of KPLantern, a project to understand the health and health care of people who are … Continue reading Next in health care: The human revolution

The ability to know about your community’s health: the 2nd Street Pedestrian Sensor

The ability to know about your community's health: the 2nd Street Pedestrian Sensor

This image isn’t the erratic heartbeat of a person (who wouldn’t be in good condition if it was), it’s the heartbeat of a city, in this case Washington, DC.

Here are more snapshots of the traffic we’ve been monitoring since January – they show that there’s a morning walking commute toward downtown (The Capitol and the Supreme Court) that’s at a more defined time, and then a more spread out commute home in the afternoons. The opposite side of the street has a new sidewalk open but we haven’t seen a dip in traffic yet because of it. Continue reading→

Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven’t heard of yet)

Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven't heard of yet)

A Hidden Crisis, Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California, Center for Youth Wellness, November 6, 2014 At #HBSEE @HBSExecED this week, learning about domestic and global inequality, gini coefficients and the like, and thinking about what the implication for health is. And then this story was just published on NPR: 10 Questions Some Doctors … Continue reading Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven’t heard of yet)

Social Innovators: Harry Bridges and today’s Labor Management Partnership

Social Innovators: Harry Bridges and today's Labor Management Partnership

Social Innovators – Harry Bridges – click to enlarge, or (view on Flickr.com) When I had the opportunity to address the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership leaders, I asked (because I didn’t know), “Who is the labor union equivalent of Henry J. Kaiser and Sidney Garfield, MD?” The answer: Harry Bridges, a person that they … Continue reading Social Innovators: Harry Bridges and today’s Labor Management Partnership