Robert K. Ross, M.D., president and CEO of the California Endowment, blogs about feeling like a fish out of water as he rubbed shoulders with transportation planners at the Southern California Association of Governments. Dr. Ross attended the Regional Council meeting on April 4 to testify about the importance of investing in bike lanes and in transit because transportation policy has a big impact on health and quality of life.
He writes: "As I waited for my turn to speak, the lyrics of the classic Talking Heads tune kept running through my brain: 'You may ask yourself, how did I get here?'
As a physician and health advocate, I’m used to speaking with doctors and nurses about disease prevention and illness management — but this was different . . . "
Read Dr. Ross' blog here.