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Good health belongs to everybody

There’s more to good health than health care. Good health — in mind, body, and spirit — is deeply connected to where people live, work, learn, play, and grow. But many individuals and communities don’t have everything they need to be truly healthy. We’re taking meaningful action to change that.

Building healthier communities

To fully support your health, we need to support good health in your community. Because where people live has a tremendous impact on how they live — and how healthy they’re able to be. That’s why we’re so committed to making wellness more accessible.

SOCIAL HEALTH

Addressing unmet social needs

When social health needs aren’t met, people are forced to make hard choices. And too often, their health suffers as a result. By investing in fighting homelessness and connecting people with necessities like nutritious food and stable housing, we can help ease these burdens and create accessible paths to better health.

Bridging the gap — Thrive Local Connections

We created this robust support network to help people access the social health services and essential resources they need. By early 2022, the network will be available to all Kaiser Permanente members — and the 68 million people who live in the communities we serve.

See how Joyce found a home with help from her Kaiser Permanente care team
Thrive Local Connections — connecting individuals to social health support. Housing, Transportation, Childcare, Financial Assistance, Healthy Foods.
Investing $200 million to fight homelessness

THRIVING SCHOOLS

Teaching good health

Better health boosts educational success. Our programs help schools become healthier learning environments — from helping students and teachers develop healthy eating and exercise habits, to building resilience for emotional wellness, and more. In response to COVID-19, we quickly expanded our focus to include supporting safe and healthy learning through the pandemic. More than 13,000 educators have used our COVID-19 resources.

RISE — Resilience in School Environments. 25,000 schools across the US by 2023. Strengthening the social and emotional health of students, teachers, and staff.
See how RISE supports resilience in schools.

EXPANDING ACCESS

Providing care to the people who need it most

Everyone has the right to good health. Helping people in need access health care is essential to our mission of achieving total health for all. At Kaiser Permanente, we’re working to lower financial barriers to care through deeply subsidized care and coverage and other programs designed to help more people and communities thrive.

Expanding access to care. In 2018, we reached 1.27 million people in need

Building healthier communities

To fully support your health, we need to support good health in your community. Because where people live has a tremendous impact on how they live — and how healthy they’re able to be. That’s why we’re so committed to making wellness more accessible.

See how Joyce found a home with help from her Kaiser Permanente care team
Thrive Local Connections — connecting individuals to social health support
Investing $200 million to fight homelessness

SOCIAL HEALTH

Addressing unmet social needs

When social health needs aren’t met, people are forced to make hard choices. And too often, their health suffers as a result. By investing in fighting homelessness and connecting people with necessities like nutritious food and stable housing, we can help ease these burdens and create accessible paths to better health.

Bridging the gap — Thrive Local Connections

We created this robust support network to help people access the social health services and essential resources they need. By early 2022, the network will be available to all Kaiser Permanente members — and the 68 million people who live in the communities we serve.

RISE — Resilience in School Environments. 25,000 schools across the US by 2023. Strengthening the social and emotional health of students, teachers, and staff.

THRIVING SCHOOLS

Teaching good health

Better health boosts educational success. Our programs help schools become healthier learning environments — from helping students and teachers develop healthy eating and exercise habits, to building resilience for emotional wellness, and more. In response to COVID-19, we quickly expanded our focus to include supporting safe and healthy learning through the pandemic. More than 13,000 educators have used our COVID-19 resources.

Expanding access to care. In 2018, we reached 1.27 million people in need

EXPANDING ACCESS

Providing care to the people who need it most

Everyone has the right to good health. Helping people in need access health care is essential to our mission of achieving total health for all. At Kaiser Permanente, we’re working to lower financial barriers to care through deeply subsidized care and coverage and other programs designed to help more people and communities thrive.

Living our mission for more than 75 years

We’re committed to improving the health of our members and communities — and have been since the beginning.

 

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Expanding equity, inclusion, and opportunity

Kaiser Permanente was founded on the principles of equity, inclusion, and diversity — and has always stood up for social justice. For too long in our society, racism and lack of economic opportunities have prevented communities of color — especially Black communities — from achieving total health. So we’re taking bold steps to help make things right.

Investing in a more equitable future for all. $60 million in joint investments. $40 million in grants.

Supporting minority-led small businesses

Kaiser Permanente and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation have launched a $60 million investment partnership to strengthen these businesses. Kaiser Permanente is also designating an additional $15 million in grants to help businesses led by underrepresented groups overcome economic disadvantages and thrive.

Breaking the cycles of stress and trauma

Adverse childhood events (ACEs) — including experiencing racism and inequity — are associated with a long-lasting stress response linked to higher risk for chronic health conditions. Building on our pioneering research that originally proved the existence and impact of ACEs, Kaiser Permanente has designated $25 million in grants to help address ACEs and trauma and support grassroots efforts to advance equity.

Good health happens together. Come thrive with us.

When you’re a Kaiser Permanente member, you’re at the center of everything we do — from pioneering new ways to treat cancer to building tools that make it easier to stay healthy.

Kaiser Permanente in your community

We’re committed to improving the health of our members and the communities we serve. See how Kaiser Permanente is making a positive difference where you live, work, and play.