I so love the innovation of the Washington, DC community, which is the highlight of this week’s Photo Friday. It shows the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health’s (@KPTotalHealth) hug timer deployed at this month’s Transportation Techies (@TechiesDC) meetup.
More about the hug timer here: The Hug Timer : A respectful way to guide and show gratitude during discussions Continue reading→
Following on a similar bike tour in September (see: Buildings, Bikes, and Gardens with DesignDC ), the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) hosted this one, as part of the very large Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that was in Washington, DC this year. In addition to demonstrating the ways that health care contributes … Continue reading Transit, Health, and Gardens, with Greenbuild, American Institute of Architects, and District Department of Transportation
November 20th is the annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance: Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Biographies of those who did not survive were read by attendees, like this one: I don’t remember news … Continue reading Photo Friday: 2015 International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA
Because we are The Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth), everything health related is in scope. Because we are Kaiser Permanente, healing people and the planet is in scope. With that in mind we were happy to tour American University’s Professor Lynne Arneson and students in her undergraduate course “PubHealth 115: Why Aren’t We Dead Yet? … Continue reading Just Read: How to mutate your DNA, and how health systems can heal the planet, with American University’s PUB115 students
It’s my first 42 megapixel photo. I wouldn’t use those pixels on any other city . Continue reading→
Resilient people and companies face reality with staunchness, make meaning of hardship instead of crying out in despair, and improvise solutions from thin air. Others do not. This is the nature of resilience, and we will never completely understand it. – Coutu DL. How resilience works. Harv. Bus. Rev. 2002;80(5):46.
Now that I’ve presented this card in enough contexts (and in an actual presentation, see below), I’d like to share it here as an easy innovation that anyone can do to build respect for all people and change society to be more inclusive. Continue reading→
This week’s photograph was taken at the annual Dupont Circle High Heel Race, in its 29th year. Mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) is pictured with the Fanta women. It’s a great night where the diversity of the community is celebrated by all.
One of my colleagues mentioned what a change it is to have police working in partnership to promote safety and a fun event. In fact, Sergeant Jessica Hawkins, the head of the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit was there with us the entire time. Jessica also happens to be a transgender woman. Continue reading→