Our history

Since 1945 we’ve been leading the way with innovative approaches to health care. Explore how one pioneering idea born from the challenges of the Great Depression and World War II evolved into decades of bold ideas that continue to enable more healthy years.

75 years of groundbreaking moments

This year, Kaiser Permanente turns 75. Learn more about our rich history of doing more for our members and communities.

Our evolution

We started as a health care program for shipyard and steel mill workers. Discover how our integrated approach to health care has made us one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans.

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