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New Job Announcement: Health Policy Senior Communications Consultant

The Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy is pleased to announce an opening on our team in Oakland, CA – Health Policy Senior Communications Consultant. The senior communications consultant will advise and support Institute directors and senior health policy consultants. … >> more

Kaiser Permanente Policy Stories V2, no. 6: Community Health Needs Assessment in the Era of the Affordable Care Act

The ACA places a significant focus on community-based prevention, requiring nonprofit hospitals to conduct a formal community health needs assessment to engage with their communities to determine charitable giving priorities. To facilitate compliance with this new requirement and to help focus our considerable investment in community-based prevention, Kaiser Permanente developed an innovative online tool combining data about behavioral and environmental drivers of health with mapping technology. >> more

Kaiser Permanente Journalism Fellow Honored

The Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy sponsors annual fellowships in health policy journalism in partnership with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. We are pleased to share that Brittany Schell, a 2012-13 Kaiser Permanente journalism fellow, has been … >> more

Healthier by Default

In the context of obesity and chronic disease prevention, it’s about creating opportunities to help people choose a healthier behavior in ways that are easier, if not automatic. >> more