Yesterday a bunch of friends (at this point) got together to explore solutions to bring health into the design of the built environment. You know, where we spend 90% of our lives.
The part about us being a bunch of friends – architects, public health experts, doctors, planners is both a good thing and a thing worth noting.
Thanks to Meredith Wise and the team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Leadership Network, for putting together this story about a connection between myself and Professor Sonya Grier, from American University.
Of course I already blogged about that connection here: Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks Continue reading→
We will ALL be patients one day.
When it’s our turn, when we are horizontal, in our most vulnerable state, will people:
- Call us by our correct name?
- Find out who we are and why we are important to ourselves, our families, our community, society?
- Do the right things to our bodies, in the most gentle way possible?
- Heal us?
There’s a far greater likelihood that they will do all of these things if they have the information needed to bring their compassion. Continue reading→
Yesterday (also on National Doctor’s Day), I was treated to a refresher dose of Keith McCandless’ (@KeithMcCandless) liberating structures, as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows event called “Strength Beyond our Walls: Improving Transitions in Care and Empowering Patients Using Technology.” RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows- Strength Beyond our Walls 53170 … Continue reading Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation
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→
#HITBriefing dentists use EHR’s too #oralhealth I didn’t know what I would learn at the HIT Briefing yesterday in Washington, DC sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) and supported by the Office of the National Coordinator (@ONC_HealthIT) and it wasn’t what I thought, thanks to social media commentary on the photos I took/posted. I … Continue reading Photos from HIT Briefing – Reminder about Oral Health and Transgender Person Health
Anyone who has ever learned about Project Echo (@ProjectEcho) is familiar with this iconic slide – it shows the creation and support of knowledge networks among clinicians to build capacity for our health care system. Thanks to the blog-wayback machine, I traced my first encounter with Sanjeev Arora, MD, and Project Echo to October, 2009 (!), in … Continue reading Networks matter: Project ECHO at Permanente Executive Leadership Summit