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How Kaiser's Thrive Local is trying to change health care

Kaiser Permanente's "Thrive Local" initiative will attempt to address social determinants of health by letting providers connect patients with community resources, and it has the potential to improve population health, create a more efficient system, promote community organizations and reduce physician burnout, said Northwest Permanente CEO Dr. Imelda Dacones. "We're really getting [our] arms around all those things that impact our patients, our populations, and our communities outside of our reach and creating a more holistic intersection between the social and medical sectors to begin to address total health," Dacones said.

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