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HealthCampSFBay shapes up!

July 15, 2011 By: ekivemark Category: HealthCamps, News

The plans for HealthCampSFBay are dropping in to place nicely. The event takes place on Friday September 23rd, 2011 at the world-renowned Sidney R. Garfield Innovation Center in San Leandro, CA.

Our “Fire Starter” speakers are confirmed. We are honored to have Dr. Alan Greene and Dr. Preston Marring opening HealthCampSFBay. They will be firing you all up about the critical role of good food as the key to health.

We will have plenty of Food and Exercise related activities taking place throughout the day. We will be updating the web site with more information as plans are finalized. However, you can check out the site now at  Early bird (Friends of HealthCamp) and Sponsor tickets are already available. Go to We will be providing a Bus between San Leandro BART Station and the Innovation Center. Save yourself the hassle of traveling by car. Use Public Transport and catch our Bus. There is a nominal $5 fee to help defray the cost of the service which is being provided by our generous sponsors, Kaiser Permanente.




HealthCampFlorida is taking shape

July 13, 2011 By: ekivemark Category: HealthCamps, News

HealthCampFlorida is taking place on Saturday July 30th, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.

Find out more details at 

There is a fascinating roster of speakers that cover a diverse range of topics. Follow the HealthCampFlorida team by checking out the hashtag #HCFLA or the Twitter name: @HealthCampFL

The HealthCamp Founders will be at the event and will join other participants in posting information about the happenings of the day. But, better than just watching the Twitter stream why not join us in Tampa for an exciting day!



Testing #WordPress integration from Posterous to allow publishing via email

July 07, 2011 By: ekivemark Category: Help, News

This post is to test the integration and auto posting from to

This will make it easy to post news updates to HealthCamp from email. That is a feature that is not supported natively in the multi-site implementation of WordPress. Consequently Posterous Autoposting offers a simple solution.

Empowering Health Care Engagement

July 01, 2011 By: ekivemark Category: News

We have been busy at HealthCamp Foundation. Here is a new tagline. We wanted something that encapsulates our mission. We came up with:

Empowering Health Care Engagement


New HealthCamps on the Horizon?

June 21, 2011 By: ekivemark Category: News

HealthCamp keeps growing. Today (June 21, 2011) A planning team will be discussing The Los Angeles HealthCamp, which is being supported by Kaiser Permanente, is being planned for November. Originally it was targeted for July. will have a different focus. We are looking to build a stronger connection with diet and exercise as a route to vitality and well being. It should be a fascinating event. Watch out for details. is taking shape. It also happens in November on the 5th. A team at Arizona State University in Phoenix are busy putting the event together.

The next HealthCamp is HealthCampFlorida, taking place in Tampa, FL on Saturday July 30th. We may also have a HealthCamp happening the same day in Portland, Oregon as an adjunct to O’Reilly Media’s OSCON Conference. Watch out for developments at

HealthCampSFBay is on the Schedule for Friday September 23rd. Sponsor tickets and Friend of HealthCamp tickets are already available. If you plan to be in San Francisco for Health Innovation Week and the Health 2.0 Conference then grab your ticket for HealthCampSFBay today. Once again the event is hosted at the Kaiser Permanente Sidney R Garfield Innovation Center in San Leandro, CA.

There is also a possibility of a HealthCamp happening in the UK this year. Details are still in the works. Watch out for news on that front!


Every jacket tells a story

June 15, 2011 By: ekivemark Category: News

HealthCamp Foundation happily participated in Regina Holliday’s The Walking Gallery on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.  This is an amazing project where each coat is “painted with the story of a patient or an element of health advocacy by me (Regina Holliday) or another artist.”

Here are all of the night’s walkers lined-up in front of the Walking Wall at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, showing their jackets. It was a powerful part of DC Health Innovation Week which included HealthCampDC.  All of the jackets are amazing: Welcome to the Walking Gallery.
Mark’s coat is Half Past Midnight and includes part of the HealthCamp logo – the fireball & heart. There is also the “blue button”, “green button”, and “white button”, part of the Rainbow Button Initiative.
My coat, “Nurse Power”, also includes the HealthCamp fireball & heart but shows two nurses getting ready to kick some butt and that “butt” is the green creature in the corner – the AIDS virus!  I Love everything that my jacket depicts.
This is just the start of the Walking Gallery but there will be more starting with The Walker’s Oath.

Thanks to Ted Eytan for providing a copy of the Proclamation. News – DC, SFBay, LA, AZ and on Air

April 07, 2011 By: ekivemark Category: News

Last weekend, April 2nd saw a very successful HealthCampCT@Yale School of Nursing. The event generated more than 1 million Tweet Impressions and reached over 85 people on Twitter.

Washington DC

The next step for HealthCamp is this event will be held at the brand new #KPCTH Kaiser Permanente Center For Total Health – 700 Second St, NW, Washington DC. This is easy to get to by public transport. It is connected by a walkway from Union Station.  Our theme for this event is “Vitality through Data.” takes place on June 8th, 2011. This is the day before the Community Health Data Initiative Forum that the Department of Health and Human Services is hosting at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda.

The event is being coordinated with HHS. We are all set for a stimulating couple of days of innovation and discussion.

Los Angeles

We are in the early planning stages of another exciting HealthCamp event in July, 2011. This will be sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and will focus on connecting HealthCamp with Food and Nutrition. Watch out for some exciting ideas in the evolution of HealthCamp.

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco is holding a Health Week that has now expanded to 10 days. A big part of that week will be HealthCampSFBay followed by the Health 2.0 Conference. Watch out for the details and mark your calendars for late September 2011.

Phoenix, AZ

In November 2011, Arizona State University will be hosting More details to follow as we work through the planning.

HealthCamp Radio

HealthCamp is on the air. Gregg Masters, our Social Media Guru here at HealthCamp Foundation hosts regular broadcasts to talk about HealthCamp. You can catch the shows at


Eventbee – HealthCamp San Diego 2011

March 07, 2011 By: ekivemark Category: News

Here is the ticket link for HealthCamp San Diego. Sunday March 20th.
Eventbee – HealthCamp San Diego 2011.

The event precedes the Health2.0 Spring Fling (March 21-22, 2011).