Reflections on the perils and promise of telehealth

Last month I had an opportunity to speak at a Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy forum and it sparked an important conversation about the power and potential risks of telehealth. The field has advanced in many ways over the last…

Addressing racial disparities in health care delivery (Part 2)

With COVID-19 cases still high and the Biden-Harris administration newly in place, it has never been more important to acknowledge and address racial disparities that are being exacerbated by the pandemic. In a series of blogs and interviews, Kaiser Permanente…

Priti Krishtel

Building a bigger table for a more equitable drug development system

On December 7, 2020, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy hosted the first of a 2-part virtual forum examining racial equity in the drug development system, including during initial investments and research, patent and regulatory processes, supplier and physician…

Addressing racial disparities in health care delivery (Part 1)

As the pandemic surges and the nation prepares for a new administration, it has never been more important to acknowledge and address racial disparities that are being exacerbated by COVID-19. In a series of blogs and interviews, Kaiser Permanente leaders…

Get ready to vote 

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…

Cecilia Echeverría

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

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

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…