About Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. We currently serve more than 10.6 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our world-class medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, care delivery and chronic disease management.


Kaiser Permanente exists to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.


We are trusted partners in total health, collaborating with people to help them thrive and creating communities that are among the healthiest in the nation.

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Fast Facts About Kaiser Permanente
Find top-level statistics and information about Kaiser Permanente


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Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute (CMI) synthesizes knowledge about successful clinical approaches in order to create, implement, and evaluate effective and efficient care management programs.

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Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health is located in Washington D.C. A unique educational venue with interactive touch-screen exhibits, state-of-the-art health technology displays and a conference center, it is a place to talk about health.

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Read the latest news and commentary about Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

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Where do people get those cool Kaiser Permanente caps, Thrive bags, Viva Bien mugs and other gear? Start by looking in the brand store.

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The Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy provides a focus and resources for Kaiser Permanente to better participate in shaping the health policy agenda in the United States.

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Through Kaiser Permanente International, Kaiser Permanente shares its health care vision and experiences with governments, health plans, and other international organizations striving to improve their health care systems.

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More than 120,000 employees, managers, and physicians jointly determine how care is delivered and work is done in hundreds of Kaiser Permanente facilities.

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A peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine and medical humanities, the Journal is published quarterly by The Permanente Press. Free full-text access is available online.

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Numerous Kaiser Permanente innovations have been tested and developed in this living health care laboratory, which was founded in 2006.

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Kaiser Permanente’s Total Health Radio features podcasts of real talk with clinicians, experts and everyday people on the health topics that matter most to you and your family.