Economic opportunity

Economic opportunity

Our health and well-being as individuals and as a community is shaped by many forces, including our ability to access basic resources like food, stable housing, and employment. Strong schools and career pathways can support us in gaining the skills and education needed to find and maintain jobs that can enrich us and help us achieve economic security.

At Kaiser Permanente, we strive to transform the way we do business to more intentionally and effectively support inclusive local economic opportunity as a core underlying driver of health. We do this by making conscious choices in how we operate, from providing good job opportunities to local residents in our communities to the purchase of goods and services from local minority- and women-owned businesses, to how we invest our resources to address key social issues that have a significant impact on health.