Tag Archives: Maryland

Photos from “Which Health Care Metrics Matter?”



Which Health Care Metrics Matter? Explored gaps between quality data and its use by the public to improve health and health care. (View on Flickr.com) With great thanks to the team from Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic), NCQA (@NCQA), National Quality Forum (@NatQualityForum), and the medical directors/health officers of the health » » » » on to the full article

Love continues to be unbeatable, thanks to the courage of our neighbors



I have pledged to write a post for every State in the Union to embrace equality (see the series: Love Always Wins), which happened multiple times yesterday. I’m losing track, it’s happening so quickly now. Before I found the right photograph for this morning’s post, it found me: It was accompanied by this e-mail, from Josh » » » » on to the full article

Why Place Matters – at Net Impact Conference 2012



View Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Keynote on Flickr.com (@GovernorOMalley) When I was a medical student, I didn’t have access  to the Net Impact organization. It was being conceived by a small group of graduate students, who had their first meeting of 52 people. Instead, I had access to a jarring and sad American Medical Association convention, » » » » on to the full article

Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By – Yet our health care system does – Kait and Ted’s story



“Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By.” Click to enlarge, courtesy Iris Eytan, Esq. My sister, who I wrote about recently, took the photograph in this post when I asked her, “What inspired you?” because she inspired me. I remembered visiting her a year ago, while she was working on the case, and how resolved she was to » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: Love Always Wins in Maryland, Too



Civil Marriage Protection Act 2012 Signing Ceremony

Civil Marriage Protection Act 2012 Signing Ceremony by MDGovpics, on Flickr Compared to the last Photo Friday featuring Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, this photograph features him winning the passage of the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012. Equal access to civil institutions is a social determinant of health, because of the validated better health, better » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: Love tends to keep winning



Governor Testifies on Marriage Equality

Photo credit MDGovpics Since I try to keep Photo Friday linked to Washington, DC, this week’s photograph is of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, after testifying in favor of marriage equality, to end discrimination against LGBT residents in Maryland State. I chose this pose because it shows that this does not come easy, even to a governor. » » » » on to the full article

Now Reading: Place, not race: disparities dissipate when blacks and whites live under similar conditions



Laveist T, Pollack K, Thorpe R, Fesahazion R, Gaskin D. Place, not race: disparities dissipate in southwest Baltimore when blacks and whites live under similar conditions. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2011;30(10):1880-7. When I was reading about social determinants recently, I came across an error in one of Sir Michael Marmot’s writings, in this JAMA article » » » » on to the full article