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National Efforts to Prevent Suicide

In late October, leaders from transportation, media, entertainment, law enforcement, technology, healthcare and other industries convened at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C., to discuss ways to collaborate toward a national and comprehensive approach to preventing suicide,…

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Less Anxiety, More Convenience for Breast Cancer Screening with Quick Mammogram Results

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease that claims the lives of about 41,000 women in the U.S. each year.  There are several factors that can impact your risk of developing breast…

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Generation Hope’s Two-Generation Solution to Poverty

A variety of innovative programs for healthier students or teachers have been featured at the Center for Total Health, but Generation Hope was the first to approach us about a multigenerational event and an initiative for teen parents living in…

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Five Tips for Reducing Back-to-School Anxiety

Mental preparation, with these five tips, for the transition back to school is as important as getting the right school supplies: Be aware of school related stress   It’s important to be aware of kids’ worries and know how to…

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August is National Breastfeeding Month

  2019 marks the eighth year since the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) marked August as National Breastfeeding Month. The observance is dedicated to improving the nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. According to the…

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Kaiser Permanente Recognizes and Addresses the Social Needs of Americans

A recent survey conducted by Kaiser Permanente (KP) finds that social needs—safe housing, balanced meals, transportation and social support—are not being met in a third of Americans’ lives. The survey, Social Needs in America, also found that Americans overwhelmingly want…

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Save the Drama for Trauma-Informed Care in Schools

Kaiser Permanente uses art to inspire school staff and teachers to rise above professional burnout and help students who are impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). As part of an ongoing effort to improve social and emotional well-being, Kaiser Permanente…

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Reducing Suicide Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) works with more than 250 national partners in reducing the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. On March 21, the Action Alliance brought together its Executive Committee members – senior…

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Increasing Access to Birth Control Means More Than Just “The Pill”

More than half of all pregnancies, or nearly all teen pregnancies, in the United States are unplanned and limited access to birth control has a lot to do with it. The world’s first birth control pill—Enovoid 10—was introduced by drug…

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How a Domestic Violence Survivor Strengthens Athletic Communities Against Abuse

  Gridiron Terminal hosts its’ third summit—Not on My Turf: Strengthening Athletic Communities Against Abuse—at the Center during October, domestic violence awareness month. Free to the public, the summit encouraged participation from student-athletes, coaches and parents in tackling issues dear…

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