In The Community

Community Health Initiatives


We support innovative efforts to bring nutritious foods and safe, physical activity to 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, and play 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 community economic development, environmental sustainability and neighborhood safety—key factors in promoting healthy communities. We work with community-based organizations and residents to translate their vision for healthy communities into visible, concrete changes—and ultimately healthier neighborhoods.

View the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) sites on the Community Commons where you can search by initiative.

Download our latest Community Health Initiatives factsheet.