We are dedicated to improving the health of people living and working in the communities we serve. In 2007, Kaiser Permanente invested more than $1 billion to ensure access to health care and promote healthier lives.
To accomplish our goals, we pay for medical coverage for the uninsured, fund local community health centers, and train doctors and nurses. We also promote wellness by sponsoring programs in local communities that focus on prevention, healthy eating, exercise, and environmental improvement. In addition, we share our research and experience because knowledge is powerful, and everyone should benefit from the latest advances in medicine.
Too often, health in America is a civil rights issue, with inequities based on class, race, socio-economic status, education, and ethnicity. Learn the causes and impacts of disparities in health in America, and what Kaiser Permanente is doing to address it.