Supporting Shared Values

At Kaiser Permanente, we believe in equity and inclusion for all. To make equity, inclusion, and diversity a reality for our workforce, members, and communities, we value each other equally. We adopt practices that identify and reduce avoidable barriers limiting full health and participation. We weave equity and inclusion into the fabric of everything we do.

In 2020, for the 11th year in a row, all Kaiser Permanente hospitals received a perfect score of 100 on the Health Equality Index to achieve “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” status by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.1  In addition, as part of this national benchmarking survey and report, which evaluates corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace policies, they named Kaiser Permanente a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. 2

Our Gender Pathways Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic committed to providing equitable, compassionate, and high-quality care for our transgender and nonbinary members.

Kaiser Permanente’s recognition from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the latest of many accolades recognizing our ongoing commitment to and leadership in equity, inclusion, and diversity, including:

·       Military Friendly’s Top 10 employers3

·       National Organization on Disability’s 2020 Leading Disability Employers4

·       Disability Equality Index’s Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion5

·       Healthcare Equality Index’s LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader6

·       Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity7

·       Latina Style’s 50 best U.S. employers for Latinas8

Read more about Kaiser Permanente’s workforce and care delivery accolades.

Kaiser Permanente’s equity commitments aim to change foundational systems within our organization to achieve workforce equity, advance health equity for our members, and leverage our voice, resources, and influence to create equity and inclusion for all marginalized groups. Learn with us as we continue to advance our work through these suggested equity, inclusion, and diversity resources – books, articles, webinars, and videos that can help raise cultural understanding as we work together to achieve respectful and productive relationships in our communities.

1Kaiser Permanente Northwest hospitals were among the 38 Kaiser Permanente hospitals recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “Healthcare Equality Index 2020,” Human Rights Campaign Foundation: www.hrc.org/resources/healthcare-equality-index 

2Kaiser Permanente Northwest hospitals were among the 38 Kaiser Permanente hospitals recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in 2021,” Human Rights Campaign Foundation: www.hrc.org/resources/best-places-to-work-for-lgbtq-equality-2021 

3Kaiser Permanente was named a Top 10 military friendly employer in 2021 by Military Friendly. “2021 Military Friendly Employers” https://www.militaryfriendly.com/employers/?search=employers&industry=&revenue=Non-Profit&das_name=&mfe_verif=&rank_awards=Top+10 

4“2020 Leading Disability Employers,” National Organization on Disability; https://www.nod.org/leading-disability-employer-seal-2/ 

5“2021 Best Places to Work,” Disability Equality Index; https://disabilityin.org/what-we-do/disability-equality-index/2021companies/ 

6Kaiser Permanente’s 39 hospitals honored for high standards of care, employment, and community engagement. “Healthcare Equality Index 2020,” Human Rights Campaign Foundation: https://www.hrc.org/resources/healthcare-equality-index 

7Kaiser Permanente’s was ranked number 20 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity list. “The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity” FORTUNE; https://fortune.com/best-workplaces-for-diversity/2019/ 

8LATINA Style, September 16, 2020. LATINA Style ranked Kaiser Permanente number 21 for the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. http://latina50.latinastyle.com/2020-ls50-special-report/