Resources About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of the leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans in the United States. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, care delivery, and chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.
Kaiser Permanente: History, Facts, and News
When Kaiser Permanente is in the news, or making news of its own, read about it on Kaiser Permanente Share.
Visit kp.org (member-facing site) and discover a wealth of information from the perspective of a Kaiser Permanente member. Read about health and wellness, prevention and screenings, conditions and diseases, and much more.
Kaiser Permanente Care Stories presents Kaiser Permanente members discussing their care in their own words, unscripted and uncompensated. It also showcases some of Kaiser Permanente’s physicians and employees doing what they do best.
Care and Quality
Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute is a gathering point for coordinated learning and the study of new and creative clinical methods. CMI’s evidence-based approach to superior clinical performance provides Kaiser Permanente with additional capability to deliver leading-edge, patient-centered care.
More than 21,000 Permanente physicians play an important role as stewards of the health and health resources of over 12 million Kaiser Permanente members across the country. Our physicians lead the movement to transform health care in America by exemplifying the tenets of Permanente Medicine—patient-centered, high-quality care that embraces the latest innovations in medicine and is supported by an integrated care delivery model.
The Permanente Journal advances knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, and innovative health care delivery. It is written and published by the clinicians of the Permanente Medical Groups and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan to promote the delivery of superior health care through the principles and benefits of Permanente Medicine.
School of Medicine
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, California will prepare a new generation of physicians to influence positive change within the U.S. health care system. The school will be designed around the KP care delivery model—moving beyond the traditional health care setting, incorporating advanced health information technology, acknowledging the importance of collaboration, and promoting diversity and inclusion to deliver health equity.
The Sidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center, located in San Leandro, California, is a living laboratory where ideas are tested and solutions are developed in a hands-on, mocked-up clinical environment. Take a 360-degree look at the center in this intriguing virtual tour.
The Center for Total Health, located in Washington, D.C., is an exciting educational venue with interactive touch-screen exhibits, state-of-the-art health technology displays, and a conference center. Kaiser Permanente International offers customized programs for groups of about 20 participants at the Center for Total Health. Take a virtual tour.
Kaiser Permanente has research divisions that support each of our regions. While each research center has its unique focus, they are all known for research that transforms health by discovering the key drivers of health and disease, and identifying effective and efficient ways to deliver health care.
Division of Research
Department of Research and Evaluation
Health Research Institute
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Group
Mid-Atlantic States (Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia)
Center for Health Research
Northwest and Hawaii
Institute for Health Research
Total Health extends beyond the doctor’s office and the hospital to the places where people live, work, and play. Kaiser Permanente is committed to building stronger, healthier communities and helping people be healthier in all aspects of their lives.
The mission of the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy is to shape policy and practice with evidence and experience from the nation’s largest private integrated health care delivery and financing organization.
“The spirit of Kaiser Permanente is very appealing.”
— Program Participant