How Racism Makes People Sick: A Conversation with Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

When public policy, institutional practices, and other social and economic structures combine to perpetuate inequity between people of different ethnic groups, it is known as structural racism.

Seven Things Business Leaders Should Know (and Do) About Health Care

In the six years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, it has survived three elections, two Supreme Court decisions, and countless legislative challenges.

E-Health Equality for All: Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to identify and address digital health disparities

Technology and communications that support health care delivery empower people to take an active role in their care. “It’s shifting who is in the...

Minority Women with HIV or AIDS May Suffer From Violence at the Hands of...

An interview with Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente’s Family Violence Prevention Program. Although the U.S. has made progress in identifying...

Research Roundup: Improving Health through Investments in Safety Net Clinics

The second installment of the Kaiser Permanente (KP) Institute for Health Policy’s Research Roundup showcases contributions to safety net clinics. In 2014, KP invested...

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Preventing a Deadly Disease

It’s safe to say that when people turn 50, completing a colon cancer screening is not on the top of their to-do lists.

Huffington Post Blog – A New Strategy to Narrow Health Disparities: Humanizing eHealth

On February 12th the Huffington Post published a blog by the Institute's Brian Raymond and Athan Bezaitis on three ways to make new health...

Three Ways to Improve Digital Health for the Underserved

A new report from Oakland-based non-profit ZeroDivide reveals three ways in which low income women of color use digital technology to access health care for themselves...

A Focus on Health Disparities: Celebrating the Work of the 2013-2014 Kaiser Permanente ...

The work of the 2013-14 Kaiser Permanente Health Policy Journalism Fellows at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism focused on the theme of disparities...

Disparities in Hypertension Care for African Americans

Michelle, an African American Kaiser Permanente patient in Southern California, was disheartened when her doctor informed her that she had high blood pressure.