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Facilitating: Livable Communities : Healthy Neighborhoods National Building Museum.

An honor to facilitate:

  • Scott Ball, planner with Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Company
  • Terry M. Bellamy, mayor of the city of Asheville, North Carolina
  • Irene H. Yen, PhD, MPH, associate professor, University of California, San Francisco

Studies show that our homes and neighborhoods play a large role in public health, especially for an aging population. Walkable, safe, and connected communities promote exercise, access to healthy food options, and an active social life. Panelists discuss how planning, design, and community engagement help create livable communities for older adults and everyone.

September 12, 2013, 6:30 pm – ticket purchase required (support the National Building Museum) @BuildingMuseum

#PreventionisthenewHIT – see you there

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Photo Friday: #activetransportation and the new frictionless Every Body Walk! App

Route: “The Citizen” (click to enlarge) Get this app here Route: “The Presidential” (click to enlarge) View #activetransportation on Flickr.com This is just one of the photographs I tend to enjoy taking of people engaged in active transportation, while I am engaged in it as well, and usually in my favorite place, the most walkable » » » » on to the full article

Now Reading: Does mobile technology support behavior change? Does it support weight loss?

The quick answer is: don’t focus on the technology. This is not one, not two, but three papers published in the last six months, the last one last week, encompassing an impressive body of work around behavior change and weight loss, from the same research group led by Bonnie Spring, PhD, at Northwestern University. There’s » » » » on to the full article

Climate change looks like this, not like this, in downtown Washington, DC

This is the reality of climate change in our cities. At one drug store: View on Flickr.com And at another: View Drug Store Shelf in the era of Climate Change on Flickr.com Allergy season started 3 weeks earlier than last year. The shelves are cleaned out. You can imagine that the consumers of these products » » » » on to the full article

My slides from presentation : #GreenHC – Healthy Environments, Healthy People

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I really enjoyed putting these together because I learned so much in the process. And I thank the American College of Preventive Medicine ( @ACPM_HQ ) for allowing me to practice it for the first time to an understanding audience. Slide share version plus click through version below (I like the slide table view so » » » » on to the full article

#greenHC Part 7 (last one): Why am I interested?

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From my LEAN training, I’ve learned to always ask “Why?” and this topic is no different for me. I did not train at a place where sustainability was emphasized, so I asked why it’s emphasized where I work now, Kaiser Permanente. Answer: this is in our DNA, too The first images are from the Sidney » » » » on to the full article

#greenHC part 5: An ounce of preventing preventive care equals megatons of CO2 saved

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Deliberately avoiding the term “greening” as too much like “tree-hugging,” Dr. (David) Pencheon (head of NHS’s Sustainable Development Unit) argues that whole new models of care are needed, with new financial incentives that reward medical behaviour that benefits both human health and the environment. (Moynihan R. The greening of medicine. BMJ. 2012;344(jan16 1):d8360-d8360.) #greenHC is » » » » on to the full article