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About community health

At Kaiser Permanente, we believe in using the full spectrum of our clinical, intellectual, technical, and financial assets to help communities realize total health — mind, body, community.

At the heart of our work is 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 our conviction that good health is a fundamental right.

In our quest to improve the health of the communities we serve, we put collaboration at the heart of our efforts to advance health equity and achieve lasting change.

We focus on where our resources can have the greatest impact — in communities where we have a greater presence, including King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom, and Skagit counties.

Each of the communities we serve has unique strengths and priorities. Every 3 years we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment to help identify and measure community needs and assets so we can better tailor our engagement with communities and use our organizational resources to further community health at every opportunity.

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Ensure access to care for those most in need who are uninsured or underinsured, strengthening the clinical and social safety net for physical and mental health.

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Improve community conditions that are fundamental to health — including thriving schools, economic opportunity, and flourishing neighborhoods.

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Collaborate with a wide variety of community organizations that help address priorities identified through our Community Health Needs Assessment.

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