Photo Friday: Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad Byway & Visitor Center, Maryland, USA

Photo Friday: Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad Byway & Visitor Center, Maryland, USA

“I was conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say— I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

Cope, Stephen (2012-09-25). The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling (p. 231). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

A woman. Of color. Who was someone else’s property. Who was illiterate. With debilitating migraines and seizures throughout life due to a head wound received as a child. I went to go see her world close up.
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Photo Friday: Sunset at The Universities at Shady Grove, Maryland, USA

Photo Friday: Sunset at The Universities at Shady Grove, Maryland, USA

As we finished teaching the class together (see: Walking and talking about transgender women’s health: HLTH471 University of Maryland Shady Grove ), Sabrina (@SabrinaMatoffSt) noted the sunset and pronounced it this week’s photo friday. And she made a fine choice, didn’t she. Continue reading→

Photos from “Which Health Care Metrics Matter?”

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 … Continue reading Photos from “Which Health Care Metrics Matter?”

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

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

Why Place Matters – at Net Impact Conference 2012

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, … Continue reading Why Place Matters – at Net Impact Conference 2012

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

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

Photo Friday: Love Always Wins in Maryland, Too

Photo Friday: Love Always Wins in Maryland, Too

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 … Continue reading Photo Friday: Love Always Wins in Maryland, Too