Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Representing Kaiser Permanente's Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Renewable Energy Infographic, source: Kaiser Permanente Share As the title of the post says, I will be attending and speaking at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health tomorrow: Your Health and Our Environment: How Can We Protect Both? | The White House The event will be livestreamed at the link above. I’m … Continue reading Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15

Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

“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→

New Maps of DC health data – Not yet one culture of health

New Maps of DC health data - Not yet one culture of health

Catching up on social innovation I haven’t yet posted about… I have complained previously about the fact that data purporting to show Washington, DC’s health status as a county is usually wrong (see: Do national numbers inaccurately represent Washington, DC’s obesity condition? | Ted Eytan, MD – Answer: YES) because DC has 8 wards within … Continue reading New Maps of DC health data – Not yet one culture of health

Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood - memoir of a young trans woman

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (amazon.com) (Download from your local library if available) There have been a lot of great reviews of this bestseller published, mine is a read from the perspective of a physician, trans* ally, supportive of equitable health care for all. As the title says, this … Continue reading Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Health is more than about medicine, as taught to us by…ApplePay

Health is more than about medicine, as taught to us by...ApplePay

My first transaction. Just a pair of vanilla cones, easily walked off / not to worry. The day ApplePay was released to the world, I happened to be with a few close friends from the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN), in Charlotte, NC. Okay, I actually crashed their dinner – it was with people from Kaiser … Continue reading Health is more than about medicine, as taught to us by…ApplePay

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

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

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

The People of Washington, DC’s Anacostia are Building a Culture of Health

The People of Washington, DC's Anacostia are Building a Culture of Health

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