The HEAL Zone Initiative

The HEAL Zones are a Kaiser Permanente program designed to help make healthy choices more accessible to people in underserved communities.

Inspired by its mission to improve community health, Kaiser Permanente developed the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative program in 2004 to support healthy behaviors and reduce obesity through clinical practice and sustained community-level change. In 2005, the HEAL initiative grew to include place-based work, known as Community Health Initiatives (CHI), or HEAL-CHI. 

Today, seven HEAL Zones in Northern California and ten HEAL Zones and Partnership Grants in Southern California are building on the successes of HEAL-CHI. 

Download our latest Community Health Initiatives factsheet and read about Community Health Initiatives in our Community Benefit Annual Report through this Link »