To Reduce Health Inequities, Clinics Need Lawyers on the Team

Social ills, such as substandard housing and food insecurity, fuel sicknesses that our health care system must then address. What we don't often consider—but should—is that many of these social and structural problems are also legal problems. As such, they may have legal solutions.  Health care workers (and health care budgets)…

Integrated Care Story Series

Integrated Care Stories Series This series is intended to help health policy and other audiences understand how the elements of Kaiser Permanente's integrated care model combine to support better health and health care. The series includes: Overview: Kaiser Permanente's Integrated…

Using COVID-19 Relief Aid to Support Student and Staff Health

For the past decade, the two of us working in different cities for different organizations have found ourselves coming together to support vulnerable students. Whether its pushing for better access to health services at school, advocating for better attention to…

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…