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…

Cecilia Echeverría

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…

Annie Reed

Building healthier school environments for students and employees

  • January 8, 2020

Schools are arguably one the most effective places to address population health, including the physical and mental health needs of students, teachers, and school staff. The school environment is an important area of focus, and one that can hold the…

Addressing housing affordability and health

  • October 7, 2019

Safe, stable housing is essential to a person’s health. This brief details how Kaiser Permanente is supporting efforts to end homelessness and expand access to affordable housing by making impact investments, catalyzing innovation through partnerships, and shaping public policy. Download…