Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP

Vice President, Community Health - Kaiser Permanente

Loel Solomon joined Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program in 2003 and currently serves as vice president for Community Health. In this role, Dr. Solomon oversees the design, execution and evaluation of the organization’s community-based programs, and leads efforts to ensure the Community Benefit Program’s responsiveness to evolving community health needs. He also works closely with other health plan and medical group leaders to develop and implement Kaiser Permanente’s multi-faceted strategy for addressing the social determinants of health, including its efforts to identify and address the social and non-medical needs of its members and the communities it serves. He is a co-founder of the Convergence Partnership, a collaborative of national funders, which advances policy and environmental approaches to community health and a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Obesity Solution, serving as chair of that panel’s committee on clinic-community integration. Prior to coming to Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Solomon served as Deputy Director of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) for Healthcare Quality and Analysis where he oversaw the state’s hospital outcomes reporting program and analyses of racial and ethnic health disparities. He served as a senior manager at the Lewin Group in Washington, D.C. and as a member of Senator Edward Kennedy’s health staff. Dr. Solomon received his Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University and a Master of Public Policy degree at University of California, Berkeley.