Get ready to vote 

  • October 19, 2020

Voting is the cornerstone of our representative democracy.  In voting, citizens select who will make critical decisions that influence our health and lives, on topics like health coverage, education, and the environment.  American history has been a difficult struggle to…

Census outreach: There’s still time to make a difference

  • September 9, 2020

Having grown up in a predominantly Latinx community in Los Angeles, CA, I know firsthand how distrust of government could reduce participation in the 2020 Census.  Fear of the data being used to target a person or family can be…

Homelessness prevention during COVID-19

  • September 4, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, many people across the country are facing serious financial challenges. The July 2020 U.S. unemployment rate is more than twice as high as a year ago. In addition, many who kept their jobs have seen…

Maintaining social connection in a time of physical distance

  • May 27, 2020

The arrival of the novel coronavirus has raised unprecedented challenges across the globe. In our collective effort to help flatten the curve of this pandemic, we are making substantial changes to our daily lives. Physical distancing policies currently in place…

When the best prescription is deprescribing

  • January 29, 2020

Several years ago, an elderly patient — let’s call her Eve — came to Kaiser Permanente because she was dazed and feeling “out of it” on a regular basis. Her family chalked it up to old age and eventually contemplated…