We've all heard that "active transportation" makes people healthier... how can we use data to explore the nexus of transportation and health?
Let's explore the data out there and see if we can write code to "mash up" different aspects of transportation and health. Yes, this is a challenge for YOU to explore and create! To get you started, we've assembled a set of health-related data resources (http://www.meetup.com/Transportation-Techies/pages/Transportation_and_Health/). If you are interested in giving a quick demo of your app or data visualization, contact Michael (http://www.meetup.com/Transportation-Techies/members/10550542/) to sign up.
We'll be joined by Jeff Olson (principal, Alta Planning + Design (http://www.altaplanning.com/), and author of The Third Mode (http://thethirdmode.com/)), as well as presenters from George Mason University, George Washington University, Rails to Trail Conservancy (http://www.railstotrails.org/), and more. But the Techies membership is programmers who love transportation, so we invite everyone to explore the data and see if you can create anything you can share with us. Viva #TechiesDCHealth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TechiesDCHealth)!
Our special health sponsor
This meetup is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare (http://www.twitter.com/KPShare)), the nation's largest non-profit health system, with the support of Kaiser Permanente Digital Technology and Operations (@KPDigitalHealth (http://www.twitter.com/KPdigitalhealth)), Kaiser Permanente Green Healthcare (@KPGreenHC (http://www.twitter.com/KPGreenHC)), and of course Every Body Walk (http://www.everybodywalk.org) (@everybodywalk (http://www.twitter.com/everybodywalk)).
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (http://www.kp.org/centerfortotalhealth) (@KPTotalHealth (http://www.twitter.com/kptotalhealth)) is a unique educational venue, with state of the art technology and touch screen displays to foster conversations about health.
Healthy food, healthy conversation
Kaiser Permanente aspires to improve the health of our members, employees, our communities and the environment by increasing access to fresh, healthy food in and around Kaiser Permanente facilities. Kaiser Permanente supports food systems that are ecologically sound, economically viable and socially responsible by the way food is purchased.
A meetup to talk about health (or any meeting) should be healthy, shouldn't it? We're here to support a culture around all of the determinants of health, including transportation. That's what we mean by total health.
We'll be catering this one with choices that are healthy, delicious, and provide the right energy to solve challenging problems. You can look at samples from our flickr pool to prepare your palate (http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?page=3&q=food&m=pool&w=2111248%40N23).
Please note that three entrances share the address of 700 2nd St NE. The Center for Total Health entrance is the northernmost of these.
The Center for Total Health is co-located with the Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, and the facilities are not attached; allow yourself 15 minutes of potential wandering time to find us (and celebrate the added health benefit of those extra steps!)
Directions from Union Station Metro:
• Enter Union Station and head toward Amtrak Gate K
• Follow the signs to Kaiser Permanente’s Capitol Hill Medical Office Building, which are placed along the walk from Union Station
• When you reach the entrance into KP, bear left toward the elevators.
• Take the elevators to G (ground floor)
• Exit to the sidewalk (go outside), turn left, and walk two doors North to the Center for Total Health
Detailed map is below. Because parking is at a premium, we recommend not driving (and why would you take passive transportation to this meetup anyway).
Questions about the venue? Erin Meade, [masked], @erinm81 (http://www.twitter.com/erinm81)