Issue Areas

Clinical Evidence and Best Practices

Respecting Choices National Share the Experience Summit

More than 200 people from 30 states and three countries attended the inaugural Respecting Choices® National Share the Experience Summit. A diverse assemblage of physicians...

Research Roundup: Continued Safety and Effectiveness of Vaccinations

Three studies from the research centers at Kaiser Permanente shed light on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.  These findings include innovative ways to...

Public Perspective on Reducing Unnecessary Care

New campaign takes into account the views of Californians about ineffective medical services. To assure that California healthcare policy takes into account the views and...

Health Equity

How Racism Makes People Sick: A Conversation with Camara Phyllis Jones,...

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...

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...

Healthy Behavior Change

Active Design: A Prescription to Move

What is active design? The term refers to an approach to designing new facilities or improving existing buildings with the goal of boosting users’ physical activity levels.

Health and Well-Being: Broadening Terminology, Improving Total Health

A newly-published paper by researchers from Health Partners and Kaiser Permanente challenges the health policy community to broaden its perspective by focusing on “well-being” as the ultimate goal of health.

Investing in Active Communities

On September 21st, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy and the American College of Sports Medicine held “Investing in Active Communities,” the third tweet-chat

Modernizing Health Care

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Kaiser Permanente is harnessing everyday data to improve care through miniregistries.

What’s In A Word? The Evolution Of Effectiveness In Health Care

The health care world is full of colloquial terms like value or affordability that mean different things to different stakeholders. Often how you define them and what you think of them depends on your place within the overall health ecosystem.

Digital Health for Complex Populations: Pilot Challenge

With support from Kaiser Permanente, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is connecting technology companies and health care organizations through the Digital Health for Complex Populations: Pilot Challenge.

Prevention and Wellness

A Call to Action: Health Care Delivery Systems Must Address Food...

Roger hasn’t been taking his blood pressure medication, even though he agrees with his doctor that it will reduce his risk of a stroke. Josephine, usually...

Research Round Up: New Findings Challenge Current View on Maternal and...

The obesity epidemic continues to threaten the health and well-being of millions of adults and youth in the United States. This month’s Research Roundup highlights...

Health and Well-Being: Broadening Terminology, Improving Total Health

A newly-published paper by researchers from Health Partners and Kaiser Permanente challenges the health policy community to broaden its perspective by focusing on “well-being” as the ultimate goal of health.