Total Health at Kaiser Permanente


Total Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. In 2013, Kaiser Permanente launched Total Health to help Kaiser Permanent members and workforce, their families, and communities achieve this vision of health. By focusing on chronic conditions driven by modifiable social and environmental determinants of health, Kaiser Permanente Total Health works to benefit communities through a variety of programs including: Thriving Schools initiative (300 schools participate) which aims to create a culture of wellness in schools including healthy meals; Every Body Walk! which raises awareness about the benefits of walking; and an incentive plan for the Kaiser Permanente workforce to improve health metrics. Partners include safety-net providers, fresh food providers, theatres, and grassroots organizations, in addition to schools and school-related organizations. Kaiser Permanente funds $2 billion that is needed annually for this population health work and supplemental funding is provided by partner organizations. To read more about this innovative program, see this brief summary [link].