Walking, Talking, Co-Innovating with Whitman Walker Health

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DC People and Places 00432 At Whitman Walker Health, Washington, DC USA, with Krisztina Eva Szabo Murphy, Amy Nelson, EW Emanuel (View on Flickr.com)

This blog is about what I learned the day before, in this case it’s what I learned the 3 years before, and I want to say thank you.

I have really enjoyed collaborating with the team at Whitman Walker Health (@WhitmanWalker). We’ve worked together on Washington, DC’s Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC), including Capital Transpride, where we are both sponsors. When we were scouting locations for the KP Lantern project, fieldwork to understand the transgender person health experience, Whitman Walker was singled out to us as one of the leaders in this care in the United States. Whitman Walker also is distinguished for its medical legal partnership, that wins national awards. I’ve learned a ton from this team, and I’ll walk with them anywhere, anytime.

With that in mind, we we went on a walking meeting this past week, that ended in their beautiful New Medical Home, that includes never-before experienced views of our nation’s capital, also very beautiful…

A few follow-ups I promised to this walking group, that includes my Permanente Medicine colleague E.W. Emanuel, MD:

  1. Walking Meetings. Everything you need to know: The Art of the Walking Meeting
  2. Pediatric transgender person care. Paper on the (excellent) outcomes achieved in the first long term study of medically supervised care: Mentioned in this blog post Visiting the Transgender Person Health Program, Vancouver BC #KPLantern – direct link: Young Adult Psychological Outcome After Puberty Suppression and Gender Reassignment | Articles | Pediatrics
  3. Pediatric transgender person care: Paper on gender cognition of children: Just Read: They’re not pretending: Gender Cognition in Transgender Children
Ted Eytan, MD