About the PHASE Initiative


We’re partnering with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California to support community health organizations in reducing heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patient populations. The program is Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Everyday (PHASE), an evidence-based approach that first helped Kaiser reduce heart disease morbidity by 60 percent among its members.

PHASE is a population health management program to care for people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease using Kaiser Permanente’s evidence based clinical protocol that, when followed, reduces cardiovascular disease.

Kaiser Permanente’s Community Investment Approach

  • Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to “provide high quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.”
  • In Northern California, our 2016 community investments (including providing subsidized health care and coverage, training programs and charitable contributions) totaled more than $1 billion
  • Our investments are based Community Health Needs Assessments, done in collaboration with community stakeholders:
    • We focus on meeting immediate, pressing needs and making long-term sustainable change for the most vulnerable in our communities.
    • We also focus on where we can make the biggest impact based on our more than 75 years of experience
    • Access to Care remains important need across all our communities

Evolution of PHASe

  • PHASE (Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Every day) was developed by KP as an evidence based, population health management program for our members that had or were at risk of cardiovascular disease
  • In 2006, KP began working with our health care safety net partners in Northern California, providing both funding and clinical expertise, to translate and implement PHASE in community-based care settings
  • Since 2006, KP NCAL Community Benefit has provided over $16 million in grant funding to expand and deepen PHASE
  • Today, 112 clinic sites, including 25 public hospital/health department clinics (representing 4 public hospital systems), and 84 clinic sites from 30 health centers (representing 4 consortia) are providing care to nearly 120,000 patients with diabetes and hypertension.