In The Community

Community Health Initiatives


We support innovative efforts to increase nutritious foods, physical activity, economic vitality, safety and wellness in local schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.

What is a healthy community? We at Kaiser Permanente believe that it’s more than the absence of illness. It’s an environment that supports the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of those who live, work, play and pray there. It’s a safe route for kids to walk or bicycle to school, a neighborhood grocery store stocked with fresh produce, parks and playgrounds that welcome families and workplaces that promote wellness and physical activity.

Our Community Health Initiatives take a prevention-driven approach to health, supporting policies and environmental changes that promote healthy eating and active living (often referred to as HEAL) in neighborhoods, schools and workplaces. Our work also addresses the economic vitality of families and communities,neighborhood safety and social and emotional wellness —key factors in promoting healthy communities. We work with community-based organizations, public agencies, businesses and residents to translate their vision for healthy communities into visible, concrete changes—and ultimately healthier neighborhoods.

Download our latest Community Health Initiatives factsheet.