By employing a targeted network of community-based partnerships, Permanente physicians can address patients’ social health and begin to achieve health equity.
In a recent Physicians Practice story, Edward Lee, MD, executive vice president and chief information officer, The Permanente Federation, highlights the importance of overcoming social needs that present barriers to medical care.
Matthew Richards, MD, chief of resource management for Northwest Permanente and regional physician lead for Care Without Delay at Sunnyside Medical Center in Oregon, delved into social determinants of health and Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Local initiative on a recent edition of “What They’re Watching” on the State of Reform site.
Imelda Dacones, MD, president and CEO of Northwest Permanente (NWP), joined other health care experts earlier this week in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow conference, which focused on social determinants of health often looking at factors such as housing, transportation, and access to health food.
Kaiser Permanente’s recent launch of Thrive Local – the most comprehensive, far-reaching social health network of its kind – promises to improve the health of individual patients and impact social determinants of health on a grand scale, according to Imelda Dacones, MD, Northwest Permanente’s president and chief executive officer, who is quoted in a recent HealthLeaders story.
We announce the development of a transformative social health network to help millions address social needs such as food, housing, and transportation.