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Economic Impact

Fulfilling Our Mission, Achieving Our Vision

We leverage Kaiser Permanente’s economic resources to grow local businesses and enhance community development, vitality, and wellness. We believe creating economic opportunity is one of the core tenets for improving health and equity.

Our Approach

  1. Collaborate with community anchors and large-scale purchasers to optimize collective impact
  2. Provide capacity-building opportunities for diverse and local entrepreneurs in our footprint to create wealth and employment
  3. Target local spending to bolster local markets
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Factors That Influence Health

Physical Environment

Air and water quality

Social and Economic Factors

Social support

Healthy Behaviors

Diet and exercise
Substance abuse

Clinical Care

Access to care
Quality of care