About the Institute for Health Policy

The Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy’s mission is to shape policy and practice with evidence and experience from the nation’s largest private integrated health care delivery and financing organization.

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What We Do

Founded in 1999, the Institute draws on experts from a variety of backgrounds – physicians and other health care providers, clinical and health services researchers, public health professionals, economists, policy analysts, and communications experts.

Our work may complement, but does not include, lobbying, direct advocacy, regulatory relations or issues management.

Connecting and Collaborating

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a national mental health crisis. People of all backgrounds and ages are facing unique stressors at work, at home, at school, and in their communities.

In response to this crisis, the Institute for Health Policy (IHP) created opportunities for dialogue, connection, and reflection through forums, partnerships, and a blog series focused on unpacking our country’s current mental health concerns.

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