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Improve Conditions for Health and Equity

 

Helping cities become healthier

Public policy can be a powerful tool for improving health and well-being. Through ongoing partnerships in the community, we work to incorporate health, equity, and sustainability into policies that influence how communities take shape and grow.

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Housing for health

Safe, stable housing is essential to a person’s health. That’s why Kaiser Permanente is using a full range of resources to help communities respond to rising housing costs and homelessness.

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Supporting school wellness

Creating a culture of health and wellness is especially important in schools. Better health boosts kids’ educational success, which leads to better lifelong health, employment, earning potential, and self-confidence.

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Investing in economic health

As a large influential nonprofit organization, we recognize that the way we do business — how we hire, purchase, build our facilities, and partner with communities — can support the economic health and vitality of the communities we serve.

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Giving back

Kaiser Permanente fosters a culture of volunteerism, and every year thousands of our employees and doctors volunteer their time to improve communities near and far.

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Responding to disaster

From wildfires in California to a volcanic eruption in Hawaii, when disasters struck in 2018, Kaiser Permanente responded with financial help, volunteers, and more.

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Identifying critical health needs

As an organization committed to improving the health of its communities, we regularly engage in Community Health Needs Assessments to identify pressing needs and determine the best ways to address them.

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