Community Health Needs Assessments

Updated: December 29, 2017

A group of friends standing with bikes chatting and laughingKaiser Permanente is more than an integrated health system. We are a total health organization. We believe in using the full weight of all our financial, technical, clinical and knowledge resources to help our members and communities realize health — mind, body and spirit — in all the places where they live, learn, work and play.

Our Community Health Needs Assessments guide our investments for the benefit of the communities we serve. They are critical avenues that enable us to engage with communities, helping us identify and measure community needs and assets so we can better tailor our investments in, and engagement with, communities. Ultimately, Community Health Needs Assessments enable us to respond to what are often the root causes of poor health — social and environmental factors deep-seated in inequity — and to do so in a way that values the wisdom and voices of our communities.

Our Community Health Needs Assessment process is a rigorous one that includes a diverse set of stakeholders. We utilize local quantitative data with information from our CHNA Data Platform and input from our community partners to help us get the most accurate snapshot of those community dynamics that are impacting health. Our assessments place a heavy emphasis on how the social determinants of health — factors like poverty, exposure to violence, lack of access to health-related resources such as affordable housing and transportation — are affecting the health of our communities.

Each of the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessments below provide valuable information about the communities served by each of our licensed hospitals, as well as communities and regions where we are actively serving our members and community partners.  These reports will be accompanied in the coming months by Implementation Strategies that lay out the concrete steps we are taking to respond to the health needs identified by our communities.

With the Affordable Care Act serving as our call and inspiration, we have sought to go above and beyond what is required of us, to truly listen to our communities, and bring a robust analysis to bear on the actions we will take to be a stronger, more engaged community partner.

We welcome feedback on these assessments (links to provide feedback are available on the cover page of each CHNA report).

For more information, and to access the free, web-based CHNA Data Platform, we developed that puts comprehensive community health data at your fingertips, please visit

2016 Community Health Needs Assessments:

Northern California:
CHNA Reports

Implementation Strategy Reports

Antioch CHNA 2016 Antioch IS Report 2016
Fremont CHNA 2016 Fremont IS Report 2016
Fresno CHNA 2016 Fresno IS Report 2016
Manteca and Modesto CHNA 2016 Manteca and Modesto IS Report 2016
Oakland and Richmond CHNA 2016 Oakland and Richmond IS Report 2016
Redwood City CHNA 2016 Redwood City IS Report 2016
Roseville CHNA 2016 Roseville IS Report 2016
Sacramento CHNA 2016 Sacramento IS Report 2016
San Francisco CHNA 2016 San Francisco IS Report 2016
San Jose CHNA 2016 San Jose IS Report 2016
San Leandro CHNA 2016 San Leandro IS Report 2016
San Rafael CHNA 2016 San Rafael IS Report 2016
Santa Clara CHNA 2016 Santa Clara IS Report 2016
Santa Rosa CHNA 2016 Santa Rosa IS Report 2016
South Sacramento CHNA 2016 South Sacramento IS Report 2016
South San Francisco CHNA 2016 South San Francisco IS Report 2016
Vacaville CHNA 2016 Vacaville IS Report 2016
Vallejo CHNA 2016 Vallejo IS Report 2016
Walnut Creek CHNA 2016 Walnut Creek IS Report 2016
Southern California:
CHNA Reports

Implementation Strategy Reports
Anaheim and Irvine CHNA 2016 Anaheim and Irvine IS Report 2016
Baldwin Park CHNA 2016 Baldwin Park IS Report 2016
Downey CHNA 2016 Downey IS Report 2016
Fontana and Ontario CHNA 2016 Fontana and Ontario IS Report 2016
Kern County CHNA 2016 Kern County IS Report 2016
Los Angeles CHNA 2016 Los Angeles IS Report 2016
Moreno Valley CHNA 2016 Moreno Valley IS Report 2016
Panorama City CHNA 2016 Panorama City IS Report 2016
Riverside CHNA 2016 Riverside IS Report 2016
San Diego CHNA 2016 San Diego IS Report 2016
South Bay CHNA 2016 South Bay IS Report 2016
West Los Angeles CHNA 2016 West Los Angeles IS Report 2016
Woodland Hills CHNA 2016 Woodland Hills IS Report 2016
CHNA Report  

Implementation Strategy Report
Colorado Region CHNA 2016 Colorado Region IS Report 2016
CHNA Report

Implementation Strategy Report
Georgia Region CHNA 2016 Georgia Region IS Report 2016
CHNA Report

Implementation Strategy Report
Honolulu CHNA 2016 Honolulu IS Report 2016
Mid-Atlantic States:
CHNA Report

Implementation Strategy Report
Mid-Atlantic States Region CHNA 2016 Mid-Atlantic States Region IS Report 2016
Northwest Region:
CHNA Report

Implementation Strategy Report
Sunnyside and Westside CHNA 2016 Sunnyside and Westside IS Report 2016

Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Needs Assessments:

View our Community Health Needs Assessments from 2013.