It gets better.
This is a 2015 update from Author Daniel Effron at London Business School (@lbs) – and yet another reminder that the business profession has done as much if not more work in the area of behavioral health as the medical profession.
Continuing from the previous post on this topic (Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing – a continual challenge to eliminating bias in health care), this update adds more information about human motivation.
I’m framing this post through the perspective of bias, but the principles apply to health behavior, consumer behavior, etc….
I was asked by James Huang, MD (@semaj187) to give a presentation to the Washington, DC site Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency (@WrightCenterGME) on the policy issues relating to transgender person health.
So, not about how to deliver medical care, how to improve the health of the population. The two concepts are different and interrelated.
This past weekend was my 4th (!) Capital TransPride, the second one held where the future was born in Washington, DC, at 14th and U Streets, Northwest (there’s a short history of this intersection in last year’s blog post: My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA).
As predicted, the room became more full, with more doctors, nurses, therapists, health leaders, and future leaders in general. Even more photographers – as you can tell, mine was not the only camera in the room, nor was it the best one 🙂 .
As the subject line says. And as we predicted, the venues for Washington, DC’s Capital TransPride would get bigger and the rooms would get more full. We didn’t predict how big, though – 500% increase from last year.
The World: Learning to Love Better
New data from the Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) shows that of 2016 likely voters, 22 % of people know someone who is transgender, up from 17 % one year ago. This parallels the trajectory of acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, with a higher slope on the curve. Continue reading→
The annual TransPride celebration is for members, supporters, family, and friends of the Transgender community. I am proud to work with colleagues who agree that “Status quo” is not “baseline”. With Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey) and Melanie Hiller, Kaiser Permanente Pride: Mid-Atlantic States Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Employee Resource Group May 17, 2014 was the … Continue reading Innovation in equality: Celebrating and Sponsoring Transgender Person Pride, Washington, DC USA
Marsha P. Johnson 1944-1992 …it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities… The quote is from the documentary “Pay it No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson” who was a revolutionary trans-activist, Stonewall-instigator, and in many ways a co-creator … Continue reading “History isn’t something you look back at and say it was inevitable” : Life and Times of Marsha P Johnson
Gender Neutral – Capital TransPride (View on Flickr.com) My medical ancestors sat (and stood :)) on the side of patients, in rooms big and small, determined to help the patients take control of their own health destiny. When they were ostracized and oppressed by their medical colleagues, they fought back, they won, and they changed … Continue reading Celebrating Transgender Pride, our nation’s capital, and our community health, May 18 2013