Tag Archives: social determinants of health

Not going to pedometer our way out of this: Road Safety



View Road Traffic Deaths- A Fast Growing Epidemic 39271 on Flickr.com It’s been about a year since the Long Short Walk for Road Safety in Washington, DC, which we did with attending physician US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin (see: Photo Friday: The Surgeon General, Listening | Ted Eytan, MD), and there’s still cause to be worried » » » » on to the full article

11th Street Bridge Park: An Intersection of Health and Place



Place and Health - DC Bridge Park 39035

11th Street Bridge Park: An Intersection of Health and Place | 11th Street Bridge Park. We really enjoyed hosting this discussion with community leaders interested in designing civic spaces around health and fitness. One of the most exciting will be the Washington, DC Bridge Park (@DCBridgePark), for multiple multiple reasons – see . We love » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: Total Health includes Green Building, @USGBC Headquaters



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 » » » » on to the full article

Just Filmed: Center for Total Health Tech Focus – Connecting Social Care and Medical Care



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 » » » » on to the full article

Action Design, the CFPB, and producing financial health for people



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 » » » » on to the full article

From mHealth to Sustainable mobility : DC Transportation Techies Meetup



Michael Schade guides attendees through a game of Metro Hangman at Arlington, VA’s Mobility Lab My colleague Connie Chen, MD (@ConnieEChen) recently asked me while walking in Washington, DC, what kinds of conferences I go to these days, if not mhealth ones. I replied, “mobile health, but not as in cell phones, as in transportation.” » » » » on to the full article

Adding a new layer to the health map – Your built environment



I’ve explored the social determinants of health in the places where we live/work, etc, (see: Photo and Map Friday: The Social Determinants of the NoMa Neighborhood, Washington, DC USA | Ted Eytan, MD) and recently I got to connect with the team at the US Green Building Council (@USGBC) to go another layer deeper – » » » » on to the full article