At Kaiser Permanente our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services, and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. For nearly 70 years one of the ways we’ve been carrying out our responsibility to our members and the communities where they live, work and play, is by our investments and partnerships with public hospitals, community health clinics, and other safety net institutions.
Our partnerships help fill coverage and access gaps, create high-impact programs and inform public policy. Hundreds of our safety-net partners have received scholarships for continuing education and quality-improvement training opportunities. And our training programs help enhance access, strengthen the safety net’s capacity, and support the development of effective chronic disease management and prevention programs.
Safety net institutions continue to be a critical partner in Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to promote health among our members and communities we serve and to provide patient- centered culturally competent care. Our core commitment will remain unchanged, as now and in the future the safety net will continue to be at the front lines of caring for the uninsured, underserved, and marginalized populations.
Winston F. Wong, M.D., M.S.
Medical Director, Community Benefit
Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives
Dr. Winston Wong is responsible for developing partnerships with communities and organizations in advancing population management and evidence based medicine, with a particular emphasis on safety net providers and the elimination of health disparities. Dr. Wong has focused his professional career on addressing issues of the medically uninsured for over thirty years, having served as a primary care provider, a federal health administrator, a chief medical officer, an advisor and expert to a number of policy making bodies, and as a senior executive with the country’s largest integrated care provider. Dr. Wong, a graduate of UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies, earned his Masters and medical degree from the UC Berkeley – UC SF Joint Medical Program, and completed his residency training in Seattle at Providence Medical Center. He is a native San Franciscan, a Dragon Boat racer, and an avid San Francisco Giants season ticket holder.
Diana Camacho, MPH
Program Manager, Safety Net Partnerships
Ms. Camacho joined the Safety Net Partnerships team as a Program Manager in November 2016. Diana works with Regional partners to support enterprise-wide initiatives, such as the training endowment with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She has a deep understanding of addressing community needs through community benefit approaches. Diana’s professional career has focused on addressing the health needs of people that face barriers to health by working on community benefit initiatives that enhance access to care, health policy research, and diversity and inclusion promotion. Diana began her public health career working on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. Diana received her Master’s in Public Health with a specialty in Multicultural Health at UC Berkeley and her Bachelor’s at UC Santa Barbara.