Tag Archives: rxsocial

Now Reading: Addressing Climate Change among Insurers, some are doing more than others



When I asked about the phenomenon of climate change and if the impact on our health was real, a wise person once said to me, “look at insurance companies.” Meaning, look at the industry whose role in society is to understand risk. This report put out by Ceres (@ceresnews), a nonprofit organization advocating for sustainability leadership, capitalized, or » » » » on to the full article

Now Writing: Seven Visual Insights of Social Determinants and Behavior Change – ILN INSIGHTS 2013



Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN) Insights 2013 is here! And thanks to to the graphical stylings of Tim Rawson (@noswar) and the editing ambrosia of Chris McCarthy (@McCarthyChris), I get to be a part of it. The article as published (on page 58), entitled “7 Visual Insights of Social Determinants” was actually posted on this blog » » » » on to the full article

Community Health Needs Assessment includes the Environment, and Green Health Care Resources



After I had the opportunity to write this post on the Robert Wood Johnson Pioneering Ideas blog (see: Pioneering Idea: Your Patient’s Community Health Needs Assessment on the Desktop – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), I learned courtesy of the Environmental Stewardship workgroup that I serve on at Kasier Permanente that one of the indicators in the » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: Climate Change is about People, not Polar Bears



View This is Climate Change – Ads become more relevant from March to November, 2012 on Flickr.com Top image (March 2012): Ineffective Bottom Image (November 2012): Effective If you fly through DCA airport to get to Washington, DC, you’ve probably seen one of the images above on your way to the baggage carousel. I’m there » » » » on to the full article

Now Reading: Walking and walkable urban places will drive an economic as well as a health renaissance



Leinberger C. DC: The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: The Nation’s Capital As a National Model for Walkable Urban Places. Washington, DC; 2012. Continuing on in this series in preparation for this week’s walking summit (now with hashtag! It’s #EBWPartners , which stands for “Every Body Walk Partners”), I am going from the medical, to the social, to the » » » » 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

Making Cycling in D.C. Less Black and White, Community Building, New Bottles and Old Wine



Advocates Try to Make Cycling in D.C. Less Black and White: DCist. A photo montage of our journey. Click to enlarge I was really delighted to see this article in DCist. It’s about Black Women Bike DC (@BWBDC), which has been around since 2011. I/we didn’t know about Black Women Bike DC when we did » » » » on to the full article