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Dose: Creating & Measuring Impact

Kaiser Permanente’s evaluation team has designed an ongoing, evaluation methodology and approach, which we call “Dose” that has become fundamental to the work of Community Health Initiatives. Our experiences with communities across the country have taught us that strategies for improving health among populations can be designed and implemented in ways that maximize their reach and strength — their dose — and thereby the likelihood of seeing health improvements at the population level.

Dose matters because it holds the promise of helping us reach our goals faster, more efficiently and with more lasting impact than we would without the insights Dose offers.

The following tools provide a good overview of the dose methodology and how it has been used to inform Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Initiatives:

Dose Toolkit

To support the spread of the Dose methodology for those who are doing community health intervention work, Kaiser Permanente and the Center for Community Health and Evaluation have created the Healthy Dose Toolkit with interlinked tools and resources below:

The Center for Community Health & Evaluation has been helping to lead the evaluation work around our Community Health Initiatives at Kaiser Permanente. For more information, visit the CCHE webpage.