Equity, inclusion,
and diversity

We strive for equity and inclusion for all.

Equity, inclusion,
and diversity

We strive for equity and inclusion for all.

Kaiser Permanente was founded on the simple idea that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life. That’s why our members can find high-quality, affordable care and coverage in one place. They are at the center of everything we do — from pioneering new ways to treat cancer to building useful tools that make it easier to stay on top of their health.

Our employees and physicians reflect and embrace the diverse communities we serve. We strive to address inequities and disparities in health outcomes by providing culturally responsive, equitable care for all our members.

A workplace for all

We value and respect employees and physicians of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities. Diverse perspectives are essential to achieving our mission.

Focus on health equity

We deliver care that is safe and effective, timely and efficient, culturally responsive and equitable. 

Learn how our care is centered on you

Support for communities

We address the root causes of health inequity by supporting economic opportunity, affordable housing, safe and supportive schools, and a healthy environment.

See how we serve our communities

"We have a compelling opportunity before us to disrupt ourselves and this great organization to lead in the matters of equity, inclusion, and social justice in the transformation of health care’s future."

— Ronald Copeland, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief equity, inclusion, and diversity officer

“Essential to the success of our mission, particularly our commitment to improving the health of our communities, is addressing racial inequity and overcoming systemic and structural barriers.”

Nkem Chukwumerije, MD, MPH, FACP, president and executive medical director of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, executive sponsor and national physician leader for equity, inclusion, and diversity for the Permanente Medical Groups

Pioneers in diversity and inclusion

Kaiser Permanente began in the shipyards, where women and men of all races, ethnicities, and abilities worked as peers.