“Ironically, CBS-WUSA-Channel 9 new anchorman Bruce Johnson told me years later that a lot of the media professionals were going through the same issues that I was going through with drinks, drugs, alcohol and women.” – Marion Barry, in Mayor for Life Continue reading→
The life expectancy of a black male in Washington, DC as of 2009 is the same as a man in North Korea as of 2012. For a white male, the life expectancy is higher than Israel, lower than Switzerland. Sources: World Health Organization; Harper S, MacLehose RF, Kaufman JS. Trends In The Black-White Life Expectancy … Continue reading Just Read: In DC, there’s up to a 14 year life expectancy gap between blacks and whites that hasn’t changed in 15 years
View ‘Anacostia’s Culture of Health 45942’ on Flickr.com The last time I was in Anacostia, Ward 8 of Washington, DC, was almost exactly 2 years ago (!) when I walked with Kait Roe (@Fuse_Kait) and Pierre Vigilance, MD (@PierreVigilance) (see: My #walkwithadoc and patient, exploring the determinants of health in Washington, DC Ward 8 | Ted … Continue reading The People of Washington, DC’s Anacostia are Building a Culture of Health
Left to right: Kelly Worden, MPH(c), Ted Eytan, MD, Matt Trowbridge, MD, Robin Dilworth, Chris Pyke, PhD (@chrispyke) View US Green Building Council Tour 38627 on Flickr.com When my colleague Robin Dilworth and I walked into US Green Building Council (@USGBC) world headquarters, she said, “this feels like such a healthy work environment,” to which … Continue reading Photo Friday: Total Health includes Green Building, @USGBC Headquaters
Lights, Camera, let’s talk about social care and medical care…View on Flickr.com I’ve written previously that as much as we feel our health is as threatened today, at the same time, our cities are changing to become healthier (check out these posts for proof). Our health care system is doing the same (it’s true!). About … Continue reading Just Filmed: Center for Total Health Tech Focus – Connecting Social Care and Medical Care
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau As it was relayed to me by another attendee, Action Design DC (@actiondesignDC) is the prototype for the high engagement meetup group. It’s got close to 1,000 members. We, in the gallery, postulated that this is because it has achieved that just-right intersection of a topic that is cross-discipline, cross-industry, with … Continue reading Action Design, the CFPB, and producing financial health for people
Our January 23 event will feature Healthify and Health Leads, two organizations with innovative models that help people with unmet social needs connect to available community services. Join us for a discussion on how clinicians can be part of a health system solution.