About community health

About community health

At Kaiser Permanente, we recognize that where we live and how we live has a big impact on our health and well-being.

Our work is driven by our mission: to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and our communities. It’s also driven by our heritage of prevention and health promotion, and by our conviction that good health is a fundamental right.

We are committed to improving the health of our communities. We do that by ensuring health access, improving community conditions for health and equity, and advancing the future of community health through innovation. We also share our financial resources, research, nurses and physicians, and our clinical practices and knowledge through a variety of grantmaking and investment efforts.

Communities we serve

Good health extends beyond the doctor’s office and the hospital. It begins with healthy environments: fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhood stores, successful schools, clean air, accessible parks, and safe playgrounds. Each of the communities in which we operate has unique needs, stories, and opportunities to advance health and health equity.