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Designing Active Health Care Environments

On August 10th, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy and the American College of Sports Medicine held a tweet-chat as part of the Prescription to Move (#Rx2Move)...

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Across Northern California, Kaiser Permanente’s oncology departments treat thousands of cancer patients each year. Of these patients, only several dozen have the rare condition amyloidosis.

How Racism Makes People Sick: A Conversation with Camara Phyllis Jones,...

When public policy, institutional practices, and other social and economic structures combine to perpetuate inequity between people of different ethnic groups, it is known as structural racism.

What’s In A Word? The Evolution Of Effectiveness In Health Care

The health care world is full of colloquial terms like value or affordability that mean different things to different stakeholders. Often how you define them and what you think of them depends on your place within the overall health ecosystem.

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Exactly As Prescribed: Kaiser Permanente Researchers Shed Light on Medication Adherence

For people living with chronic diseases, prescription medications can increase longevity and improve quality of life. Yet, in the United States, more than half of adults 40 and older with chronic conditions report at least one episode of non-adherence to their prescriptions.

Palliative Care Promotes Quality of Life for those with Advanced Illness

Advancements in medicine allow people with chronic and complex conditions to live longer than ever before. But longer life for people who are sick may bring challenges, such as pain, stress, and other symptoms that accompany serious illness.