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.
“Wanna see something funny?” That’s what Louise “Lu” Casa said to me when she was teaching a class at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). It was the photo below, of Lu in training in 1983.
I interviewed Lu for a bunch of reasons….
- As part of preparation I was doing to speak with the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk) all hands meeting in December. That presentation was made, and made much better with Lu’s help.
- To assist my #HHSIgnite team, “HRSA Huddles,” a project of the HHS Idea Lab (@HHSIdeaLab) seeking to improve communication and teamwork in our U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (@HHSGov)
- To learn about leadership and trailblazing in a profession and environment that sometimes doesn’t know that the world is changing around it – She told me she was an out lesbian throughout her clinical training, which is pretty impressive for its time, so I asked to learn more.
Here’s what I learned…. Continue reading→
This week I got to go see a screening of DogParks & CoffeeShops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods on the invitation of Professor Sonya Grier, on the campus of American University, at the Metro Policy Center (@MPC_AU) which addressed a ton of interests of mine all in one. Continue reading→
When I was at the Brookings Institution ( @BrookingsInst @BrookingsMed )with fellow Permanente physician, cardiologist Priti Sood, MD, for MEDTalk: Treating Congestive Heart Failure and the Role of Payment Reform | Brookings Institution, this quote immediately came to mind: We believe any group of physicians, or a foundation working with physicians, can easily duplicate the … Continue reading Seeing the future 45 years later at the Brookings Institution: CHF and Payment Reform
Leadership and Professional Ethics | Dana Beyer – Huffington Post.
Great post by colleague Dana Beyer, MD (@DanaBeyerMD), and not just because I am quoted
I’m in agreement with her. In practice, I say it is the physician’s role to bring the patient story into every conversation. Our other role is to create an environment where the patient can be heard, and then let them speak for themselves.
In the same piece, she also touched on what it means to be in the sausage making of creating change, which I mentioned yesterday ( see: Thanks for publishing my photo about equality, Mashable.com | Ted Eytan, MD).
On an occasional basis, people ask me how they can be exposed to innovative ideas/thoughts/people. It’s in places where this is happening, often because most people don’t want to be there. That and the world belongs to optimists, pessimists are bystanders :).
Thanks for a year of great writing, Dana.
I realized when I uploaded this presentation to Slideshare that it didn’t have a title, so I made one up just now. Everything doesn’t have to have a title, does it? I was invited to be a part of a great learning program put on by the HR/Talent team at Kaiser Permanente (@KPColorado) yesterday, for … Continue reading Presentation: Why be Social (Media) – Kaiser Permanente Colorado – “Destination Leadership”
Born to involve members, the kp.org / ghc.org alumni I sometimes tell secrets on this blog about me, and one is that I have never been to a retirement celebration in my entire life. I guess I waited for the most special one :). Yesterday was the first full day at Kaiser Permanente without Kate … Continue reading Honoring Kate Christensen, MD