Kim J. Wicklund, MPH, Director, Community Health & Benefit, Kaiser Permanente of Washington

Improving the health of the communities where our members live is core to Kaiser Permanente’s mission. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to thrive—in body, mind and spirit.

To achieve this vision, we work in partnership with others in the community to ensure that people have: affordable health care when they need it, opportunities for safe physical activity and access to nutritious food and supportive, equitable environments for learning and work. We focus on communities with the greatest need and place the highest priority on work that leads to good health for all.

Immediately prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2017, Kim was Manager of Patient Engagement for Group Health Cooperative. In this capacity, Kim lead strategies that helped patients become actively involved in their health care. She managee in-person and online programs that support shared decision making, chronic disease self-management support, resource stewardship/Choosing Wisely, and obesity prevention.

Kim holds a Masters in Public Health with a Field of Study in Community Health Education from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Kim’s studies emphasized population health and theoretical constructs of health behavior change, evaluation of community health programs, health communications, racial and ethnic disparities in health, and culture and health. Kim also holds a Bachelor’s degree in the study of Spanish Language and Literature and Global Studies from Pacific Lutheran University.

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