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SONNET is committed to helping Kaiser Permanente leaders and front-line clinicians design interventions that address the social needs of our members.

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We are a group of researchers evaluators physicians humanitarians from various Kaiser regions and beyond...

Our work is made possible with support form Kaiser Permanente's National Community Health Program

We offer expertise in core methodologies (measurement of social needs and intervention outcomes, health plan staff and community engagement, intervention design, program evaluation and advanced analytics) to assist Kaiser Permanente leaders better design and evaluate interventions that address the social needs of our members. We strive to systematically share our learnings. Read more about Kaiser Permanente's Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET) .

Latest Newsletter: Sharing as we learn

March 2, 2020 | Volume 4, Issue 1

Why Look at Social Needs?

By: Sumita Bhatia, MPH, MS, Care Management Institute (CMI)

Increasingly, Kaiser Permanente (KP) members are being screened for social needs in the care delivery setting. We are leading the way in addressing social needs in collaboration with community organizations. In growing recognition of the importance of assessing social needs...


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Special: A note from SONNET's director

March 2, 2020 | Volume 4, Issue 2

By: John F. Steiner, MD, MPH

Senior Investigator and SONNET Director, John F. Steiner, MD, MPH, discusses changes for SONNET in 2020. John welcomes SONNET's new executive sponsor Anand Shah, MD, MS, vice president of Social Health at Kaiser Permanente (KP). He discusses a change in the Steering Committee's focus and welcomes new Steering Committee members. He also discusses the plan for a director change in 2021.

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Recent Newsletters

10 Sep
Volume 3, Issue 1

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Kaiser Permanente’s (KP) excellence is attributed to its innovative delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care. KP is rapidly increasing its attention to the non-medical social determinants of health. To remain at the cutting edge of health care, KP and other health care systems must look outside the walls of our hospitals and clinics... read more

10 Dec
Volume 2, Issue 5

Pathways to Identify Basic Resource Needs

In the process of developing an inventory of programs to identify and mitigate these basic resource needs within KP, the Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET) identified 4 pathways that help identify a member who is contending with one or more of these needs... read more