Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Volume 3 Issue 1

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, beyond traditional medicine, therapies and surgeries offered. Identifying and addressing social needs requires specific competencies which can be learned from community-based organizations...

Better Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work and Home Have Positive Effects on Body Mass Index

Volume 3 Issue 2

People who live or work in environments where physical activity is difficult to achieve, for example, because of lack of sidewalks, playgrounds, or other common spaces, will be more sedentary than those who live or work in environments that make it easier to be active. When physical activity is difficult to achieve, these individuals may be more likely to gain weight...