Here’s what you missed at the Center for Total Health in October
October was a busy month at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. We were proud to host a variety of groups for tours and meetings. We began the month with The American Society of Hematology (ASH) leadership team joining us for their planning meeting, using the Center’s exhibits and healthy meeting policies as a backdrop for productive planning efforts to further their mission. The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), a public-private partnership with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science, held their member meeting at the Center, while the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) met with contractors supporting health IT infrastructure and systems architecture for the NIH.
The Center welcomed several additional groups to advance their work in a wide variety of health arenas:
- The National Campaign on Intentionality held a robust discussion on women’s reproductive health and access to birth control.
- The Convergence Partnership and Steering Committee, a collaborative of foundations and health care institutions, strategized on their work to further foster healthier and more equitable environments for children and families.
- The DC Primary Care Management Learning Collaborative, focused on health equity and advocacy for improving the health DC’s vulnerable residents, met to discuss access to high quality primary health care, regardless of the ability to pay.
- The Road to Zero Coalition continued their collaborative work with over 300 other non-profit members and the U.S. Department of Transportation to eliminate traffic fatalities.
As always, Kaiser Permanente hosted several of its own meetings at the Center with key stakeholders and opinion leaders. While Kaiser Permanente International hosted The World Bank and influential representatives from multiple Latin American countries to brainstorm ways to improve their health care systems, other departments across Kaiser Permanente hosted meetings with the Association of Mutual Health Insurance Company (AMHIC) and the Federal Health Benefit Officers to discuss benefits and range of service offerings available to its members.
Throughout October, the Center also welcomed various tour groups including: the Canadian Embassy, George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy Fellows and staff members from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
We closed the month with attendees from the American College of Emergency Medicine conference participating in an evening reception at the Center with Kaiser Permanente staff and physicians. The Center was also proud to serve as a backdrop for a video production on clinical excellence.
If you would like to know more about the above meetings, we would be happy to introduce you to key contacts at any of the participating organizations. At the Center, we take pride in helping make meaningful connections between our guests and advance the initiatives discussed here.
Launching in November: We’ll begin preliminary tours for our new Mental Health and Wellness tour at the Center. If you would like a preview, make sure to schedule a time to see the content currently in development. At the Center, we are working with various departments across Kaiser Permanente to destigmatize mental health issues and promote access to care and other resources.
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health hosts internal and external educational events. All events – including annual banquets, quarterly meetings, trainings, interviews – feature healthy catering options and can be customized to incorporate the interactive exhibits that make the Center for Total health experience both fun and informative for attendees. If your organization is interested in hosting an event, please send us an event request via our website. We look forward to hearing from you!