Photo Friday: 7th Street, NW Rising, as taken from the beautiful LEED Gold AAMC headquarters, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: 7th Street, NW Rising, as taken from the beautiful LEED Gold AAMC headquarters, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph was taken from the roof on top of the beautiful, LEED Gold-certified Association of American Medical Colleges (@AAMCtoday) headquarters, situated in historic Mt. Vernon Square, in Washington, DC. The view itself is a brand new vantage point (since 2014) of a historic street, destroyed once in 1968 following the assassination of Martin … Continue reading Photo Friday: 7th Street, NW Rising, as taken from the beautiful LEED Gold AAMC headquarters, Washington, DC USA

Presentation: Walls, Ceilings, Closet Doors (Things Worth Shattering): Total Health and Social Innovation

Presentation: Walls, Ceilings, Closet Doors (Things Worth Shattering): Total Health and Social Innovation

This is a 2015 Update on the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth), the Social Innovation Center of Kaiser Permanente, including examples of social movements and interventions that have been born or amplified since 2011. Continue reading→

Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks

Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks

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→

Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation

Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation

Far fewer young adults commute to work in Washington, DC than do in the rest of the United States, with a much bigger drop compared to the rest of the country. You can access the full report here: Young Adults Then and Now – Census Explorer Thank you @census and @socialexplorer Also, see: Now Reading: … Continue reading Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation

Justice served: Visa paying for denied Zipcar claims

Justice served: Visa paying for denied Zipcar claims

One of the most popular posts on this blog has been this one: Visa Credit Cards refuse to cover Zipcar rentals | Ted Eytan, MD, probably because this issue has affected so many people. Continue reading→

Don’t forget about sustainable Information Technology: ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champions

Don't forget about sustainable Information Technology: ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champions

I posted earlier today about sustainable food. There’s also a thing called sustainable (low carbon) Information Technology, and it matters for health. Data centers are one of the fastest growing energy uses in the country. Health care has to heal across all dimensions… EPA ENERGY STAR (@EnergyStar) recognizes Low Carbon IT “Champions” who are cutting … Continue reading Don’t forget about sustainable Information Technology: ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champions

Sustainable Food Scorecard Creates a Healthier Supply Chain| Kaiser Permanente Share

Sustainable Food Scorecard Creates a Healthier Supply Chain| Kaiser Permanente Share

Kaiser Permanente Share | Sustainable Food Scorecard Aims to Create a Healthier Supply Chain. Kaiser Permanente created the industry’s first Sustainable Food Scorecard, which allows the organization to rate suppliers and vendors and select the vendors who can best support the organization’s sustainable food purchasing initiatives.  Great job, Kathleen Reed and team, in working to … Continue reading Sustainable Food Scorecard Creates a Healthier Supply Chain| Kaiser Permanente Share