Reducing Youth Firearm Suicide Risk: Evidence for Opportunities

In the February edition of Pediatrics, Dr. David Grossman, senior investigator with Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, provided commentary on a new study that addresses whether families with children and/or adolescents with elevated risk factors for injury have different ownership or firearm storage patterns.

Coffee Talk with Julie Stoss, Vice President, Government Relations

Julie Hutcheson Stoss, JD, is a vice president in Kaiser Permanente's government relations department and has worked at Kaiser Permanente since 1999. We sat down with Julie to learn about her work, what excites her about Kaiser Permanente’s 2018 policy priorities, and her passion for promoting women in leadership.

Managing Pain During an Opioids Epidemic

A new article from The Permanente Federation details Kaiser Permanente’s approach to safe opioid prescribing. The approach has four components: physician education, community protection, patient safety, and patient education. Adoption of these practices has led to a dramatic reduction in high-dose opioid use.

How the Telestroke Program Activates the Telehealth Research and Policy Framework

At our recent telehealth forum we shared the new Telehealth Research and Policy Framework we developed with AcademyHealth, the American Telemedicine Association, and the Physician Insurers Association of America. It highlights the interplay across structure, process, and outcomes needed to advance the use of telehealth services. Find out how Kaiser Permanente's telestroke program puts the framework into action.

Policy Stories

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.