Our impact in Washington

Smarter together

Creating healthy communities isn’t a one-size-fits-all effort. Every community has different strengths and needs, so we listen carefully to help address the priorities they identify. We collaborate with communities and organizations to:

  • Support community resources that promote well-being
  • Create and sustain changes that fit each community
  • Share what we have and what we learn
  • Implement new technology and social change
  • Gather and analyze data to understand the impact of our work together

We believe that everyone has the power to improve the health of those around them — and the changes we want to see in our community are so broad and deep that no one organization could achieve them alone.

Our formal community health needs assessment process also informs our priorities.

Community Health Needs Assessments

At Kaiser Permanente Washington, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care and improve the health of the communities we serve. We know that total health goes beyond the doctor's office. It goes deep into our communities where people live, work, learn, and play.

Every 3 years we conduct a community health needs assessment to research what health assets and disparities exist in our communities. This research helps us make better decisions about how we support healthy communities across the state of Washington.

2019-2021 Community Health Needs Assessment Summary (PDF)

2019-2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF)

2019-2021 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy (PDF)

2016-2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF)

2018 Community Health Snapshot (PDF)

2017 Community Health Snapshot (PDF)