In 2022, as the world turned the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, our community health investments built on partnerships established and lessons learned to improve health for individuals, communities, and the public at large.
Recognizing that individual health includes physical, mental, and social health, we stepped up our efforts to identify social needs in our communities and deepened partnerships to ensure those needs could be met with community resources. We leveraged our voice, our resources, and our community connections to drive changes to the policies, systems, and environments that can drive or thwart good health. We continued to provide financial relief to people in our communities struggling to access and pay for health care. And we advocated for local policies that help millions of people live longer, better lives in vibrant, prosperous cities across the country.
As we put the emergency phase of the pandemic behind us, our support for the nation’s public health system involves redoubling our efforts to improve conditions for health and equity in our communities, and partnering to tackle the most significant health threats of our time — from poverty, hunger, and homelessness to climate change and gun violence.
This work is central to Kaiser Permanente’s mission and demonstrates how we — as an organization — live our values each and every day.