The status of your health extends well beyond the four walls of a medical center and what most consider traditional health care. The events held in September at the center highlighted a variety of health image efforts at the individual, community and even global level.
Bernard J. Tyson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaiser Permanente, and Stephen Parodi, MD, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Communications and Brand of the Permanent Federation chaired the Partnership for Quality Care (PQC's) annual event "The Path Forward", focused on the future of health care reform. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sarah Kliff, Senior Policy Correspondent for Vox.com shared their views with members of the 50-million-patient coalition across the country.
Feeding America and the National Council on Aging co-hosted an event that focused on ways to "bridge the SNAP gap superior". Only 41% of eligible seniors are registered and receive supplements. The Benefits of the Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Convocation leveraged the human-centered design process to involve seniors in designing solutions for programmatic improvements, communications and policies. , and explore other innovative opportunities.
100 Million Lives organized working groups on measuring well-being in communities and advanced the implementation of welfare measures across the United States. autonomous as a resource or integrated into existing surveys.
The BUILD Health Challenge brought together a new cohort of laureates from more than 20 cities across the United States to meet with funders, partners, and speakers for networking and sharing best practices. The BUILD Health Challenge sets a new standard by placing multi-sectoral community partnerships at the center of health to reduce health disparities caused by social or systemic inequality.
A meeting organized by the Coalition for Economic Housing and Economic Development and Democracy Collaborative reminded us that diversity of suppliers is another effective lever for improving community health. The forum included presentations by local medical and educational institutions on best purchasing practices to stimulate small businesses and minority businesses in the district. Kaiser Permanente is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable a group of employers that invest at least $ 1 billion with minority-owned suppliers and women in our communities.
The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and Mental Health America worked together to define the Next Generation of Behavioral Health Strategies . This meeting is the first of a series to be held at the Center as Kaiser Permanente launches a public service campaign called "Find Your Words" to combat the stigma associated with mental illness.
The San Diego Chamber of Commerce and businesses all over the city converged on the Center to talk about what's left ahead in health care reform and other local issues. That evening, the Association of the California-Orange County Cities held a networking reception at their meetings in DC, and we were proud to present a new exhibit on Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and our new San Diego Medical Center.
International visitors were also welcomed at the Center in September. The Kaiser Permanente Union Coalition hosted an Argentinean delegation with Louise (Lu) Casa, MSN, CRNP, CTTS, a nurse practitioner in adult medicine, and our own ambassador who answered questions about health at work and beyond. The American University has sponsored a delegation of Korean executives eager to learn more about Kaiser Permanente's electronic health records and digital health approaches.
We would like to thank our guests for considering the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health not only as a background for their conversations, but as a partner to facilitate the next phase of their work.
More exciting events are planned this fall, including our upcoming event "1945-19005", which includes educational workshops led by expert physicians, therapists and health educators, in addition to well-being, including yoga. and meditation sessions, sexual health seminars, massages, and more. This event, scheduled for November 13, 2017, is open to the public in our next medical center – learn more and register here .
We also encourage you to come back soon to learn more about a special tour we will be offering to address mental health issues in health care.
Finally, do not forget to get vaccinated against the flu ! Free flu shots are available at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health hosts internal and external educational events; Full day educational programs are also available for a fee via Kaiser Permanente International . All events – including annual banquets, quarterly meetings, trainings, interviews – can be customized to incorporate interactive exhibits that make the Center for Total Health experience both fun and informative for attendees. If your organization is interested in hosting an event, please send us an Event Request via our website and follow us on Twitter at @KPTotalHealth. We are looking forward to hearing from you!