Video Friday: Population growth = more snowball fights, Washington, DC USA

Video Friday: Population growth = more snowball fights, Washington, DC USA

As of 2014, Washington, DC has 54,000 more people than it did in 2010, and it’s growing by 800-1,000 people every month. One impact of that growth is that there is now enough capacity for two concurrent snowball fights, instead of just one, which I captured in 2010 (see this link for that video).

The world watched David Bowie pass away a few days before this was filmed, so I’ve chosen a soundtrack to recognize the talent that he brought to our lives. Enjoy. Continue reading→

The Hidden Curriculum in Academic Medicine: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Hidden Curriculum in Academic Medicine: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

I really enjoyed watching this video (a) because of the innovation that’s happening in medical schools today – (innovation in compassion that is) (b) the breadth of people across the leadership spectrum in academic medicine who are now involved in supporting a more inclusive medical school experience and Continue reading→

Video: Marching with Pride – 1,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in San Francisco

Video: Marching with Pride - 1,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in San Francisco

As the title says. Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) also sponsored the San Francisco TransMarch this year. I see colleagues, leaders, and great physicians who I know who take great care of our members, including our members who are transgender.

Frontline: Growing up Trans

Frontline: Growing up Trans

The stories are very similar to ones we heard during KPLantern. Glad that PBS Frontline aired this documentary, so that health care can get better at healing. There’s also a Google hangout with the team that produced the film, along with parents and physicians involved in the care.

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

Video Friday: DC Mayor’s Health Care Sustainability Pledge

Now posted on the Washington, DC Mayor (@mayorvincegray) YouTube channel. And yes it was a huge honor to co-introduce him with my Executive Director of the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). More photos and info about this event : Sustainable Washington, DC USA

Great innovation story and the bathroom scene in episode 4 of Transparent explains why gender neutral is the future

Great innovation story and the bathroom scene in episode 4 of Transparent explains why gender neutral is the future

I’m standing in the past (a gendered bathroom) that’s going to prototype the future – testing gender neutral multi-stall bathrooms in health care at the Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center – View on Flickr.com Jill Soloway (@JillSoloway) is a great storyteller on a stage and in film. Specifically, the bathroom scene in episode 4 of … Continue reading Great innovation story and the bathroom scene in episode 4 of Transparent explains why gender neutral is the future