Permanente Medicine in Action

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Health Plans Receive High Ratings From NCQA

“We are proud of this remarkable accomplishment. It is a testament to the clinical excellence of our physicians and staff,” said Richard S. Isaacs, MD, CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group.

Rare Cancer Carefully Tracked and Treated

The miniregistry used by a testicular cancer panel of urologists and oncologists helps provide the most consistent and expert-level care for every single person with testicular cancer at Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

In Reducing Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke, Kaiser Permanente Outpaces Nation

New research demonstrates the benefits of KP’s cardiovascular care initiatives and shows KP members have lower rates of heart disease and stroke mortality than people in the rest of the country.

Research in the News

Mortality from Colorectal Cancer Declines 52 Percent in Region

KP Northern California members are 52 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer since TPMG launched a comprehensive, integrated screening program, according to a recent study.

“Catch-up” HPV Vaccination Works for Females up to Age 20 Years at First Dose, Not Older Ages

Kaiser Permanente study confirms recommendations for catch-up HPV vaccination with three doses in females aged 15 to 20, but not when started at or after age 21.

  • Got Breast Milk? Take it to the Bank

30-Year National Study Shows Women Who Breastfeed for 6 Months or More Reduce their Diabetes Risk by 50%

Erica Gunderson, PhD, MS, MPH, discusses findings in a 30-year study that show the protective effects of breastfeeding for both mothers and their offspring, including lowering a mother’s risk of developing diabetes, breast and ovarian cancer.