Designing our environment for population health

Designing our environment for population health

I told co-host Whitney Gray, PhD, LEED-AP, from Cannon Design (@CannonDesign) that when a doctor walks a community, they observe the people walking around. She told me when real estate developers do, they repaint the skyline in their minds. What a cool job (in a greener grass kind of way). 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

Video: My intro to my largest walking meeting ever – Walking Summit 2013

Video: My intro to my largest walking meeting ever - Walking Summit 2013

I didn’t realize this had been posted until a small bird told me – thanks Kate Ellington (@kateellington)! I am talking really fast because: I had 5 minutes to help 500 people leave a hotel basement to start a walking meeting I needed to get them back on time, otherwise I’d never get to throw … Continue reading Video: My intro to my largest walking meeting ever – Walking Summit 2013

Just Read: Walkable Urban Places – Boston poised to surpass Washington, DC?

Just Read: Walkable Urban Places - Boston poised to surpass Washington, DC?

This  new report, continuing on 2012’s “The WalkUP Wake-Up Call” (see: Now Reading: Walking and walkable urban places will drive an economic as well as a health renaissance | Ted Eytan, MD), goes beyond celebration of Washington, DC as the national model for walkable urban places (WalkUPs – get it?), to look at impact of WalkUPs … Continue reading Just Read: Walkable Urban Places – Boston poised to surpass Washington, DC?

Innovation Learning Network Day 2: Another Massive Walking Meeting

Innovation Learning Network Day 2: Another Massive Walking Meeting

Another day at the Center for Total Health, another massive walking meeting. This one ended up at the United States Supreme Court (@USSupremeCourt), where we stood on the steps of one of the best innovations ever. When we plan these it never seems like it’s going to work to have an entire event center full … Continue reading Innovation Learning Network Day 2: Another Massive Walking Meeting

Just Read: Unconscious bias is like an iPhone version 20 inside your brain, and walking helps manage it (?)

Just Read: Unconscious bias is like an iPhone version 20 inside your brain, and walking helps manage it (?)

The construction of our social environment can be informed and adapted to take into account implicit attitudes that potentially run counter to our conscious objectives and beliefs. Stanley D, Phelps E, Banaji M. The Neural Basis of Implicit Attitudes. Curr. Dir. Psychol. Sci. 2008;17(2):164–170. [Accessed April 1, 2014]. Still continuing, and just about done researching … Continue reading Just Read: Unconscious bias is like an iPhone version 20 inside your brain, and walking helps manage it (?)

Supporting active transportation, at tonight’s Transportation + Health Meetup

Supporting active transportation, at tonight's Transportation + Health Meetup

As part of the package of innovation for tonight’s Transportation + Health Meetup (98 RSVPs! Hashtag: #TechiesDCHealth), the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) got this snazzy Transitscreen, which shows transportation options in real time from our facility. If you want to see it in real time, click this link, which is courtesy TransitScreen(@TransitScreen), … Continue reading Supporting active transportation, at tonight’s Transportation + Health Meetup