It was a pleasure to host at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) with Rex Miller (@mRexMiller) and friends from Delos (@DelosLiving). I especially appreciate Rex’s approach to these gatherings – everything is open source, just like this blog.
People want to live and work in a healthy environment. People like me want to know what works to make it that way. Rex introduced me to this website, which helps in the critical analysis of what works…
Last week I was fortunate to co-present with Sheila Franklin and Jessica Tunon on one of my favorite topics.
It’s the best sign of contagion when you are not the only person presenting on something that you are so passionate about.
My slides are below. You can also view the entire presentation at the America Walks web site..
Thanks, Neil Versel (@NVersel) for stopping by to learn about the future of health and healthcare. Visitors always welcome and everyone gets a photo (if they want, and why wouldn’t they, total health looks great on everyone 🙂 ).
The team from Delos (@DelosLiving) came in the evening before our preliminary audit day to do sound and light testing in our space, as part of a lead up to WELL Certification (@WELLCertified).
This time, we spoke about the circuitous route that a MakerDoc takes in so many things, what disciplined innovation can look like at organization that practice it, and the concept of innovators as weather systems.
Just as the Airbus 380 creates a hurricane behind it forcing air traffic to readjust, so can the MakerDoc, hopefully with good effect.
For the Transgender Health Meet and Greet which we hosted recently, I leveraged my recently acquired photoshop skills to create nametags that support pronouns.
I’m embedding the template in multiple formats, with instructions below. The document is Creative Commons licensed like everything on this blog – use it, edit it, brand it, make sure it helps other people succeed in life. If you don’t use it to help other people succeed, then the license to use is immediately revoked.
Yesterday a bunch of friends (at this point) got together to explore solutions to bring health into the design of the built environment. You know, where we spend 90% of our lives.
The part about us being a bunch of friends – architects, public health experts, doctors, planners is both a good thing and a thing worth noting.
A very cool unintended (or intended?) consequence of sensing your environment is that you start to think about how to improve it.
With that in mind, and with stimulus provided by the Design and Health Leaders Group of the American Institute of Architects, and the team at the Washington, DC Office of Planning, I found this look at the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), which the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health is fortunate to co-inhabit.
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) has a new population sensor, manufactured by Placemeter (@Placemeter), that monitors pedestrians on the Metropolitan Branch Trail outside of our social innovation center.
The sensor was installed about 3 weeks before the day the Washington, DC Metro was emergently shut down, on March 16.
I thought I’d take advantage of that unique event to see what happened to the movement of people on the Metropolitan Branch Trail.
I’ve been connected/mentored/a fan of the people and member organizations of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (@_ACHP) actually almost since the beginning of my working career, even prior to me bing at Kaiser Permanente.
On Tuesday we were delighted to host the welcome reception for ACHP’s CEO and President Ceci Connolly (@CeciConnolly), which was a great reacquaintance and an acquaintance with a portfolio of passions around health.