>Increasingly, Kaiser Permanente (KP) members are being screened for social needs in the care delivery setting. We are leading the way in addressing social needs in collaboration with community organizations... read more
SONNET is committed to helping Kaiser Permanente leaders and front-line clinicians design interventions that address the social needs of our members.
We are a group of researchers evaluators physicians humanitarians from various Kaiser regions and beyond...
Our work is made possible with support from Kaiser Permanente's National Community Health Program
We offer expertise in core methodologies (measurement of social needs and intervention outcomes, health plan staff and community engagement, intervention design, program evaluation and advanced analytics) to assist Kaiser Permanente leaders better design and evaluate interventions that address the social needs of our members. We strive to systematically share our learnings. Read more about Kaiser Permanente's Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET) .
Latest Newsletter: Sharing as we learnSeptember 28, 2020 | Volume 4, Issue 3
The Impact of the Community Resource Specialist: Integrating a Lay Health Worker to Address Social Needs in Kaiser Permanente Washington clinics
The mounting prevalence of unmet social needs, such as lack of transportation, nutritious food, and financial strain has a direct effect on our members’ quality of life and health outcomes...
Special: A note from SONNET's directorSeptember 28, 2020 | Volume 4, Issue 4 | Special Message
Five years ago, I began discussions with Loel Solomon (then vice president, Community Health and now professor of Health Systems Science in the Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine), Jim Bellows (managing director, Evaluation and Analytics at Kaiser Permanente, Care Management Institute), and Karen Emmons (who then was vice president for research and director of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute) about...Read more...
Senior Investigator and SONNET Director, John F. Steiner, MD, MPH, discusses changes for SONNET in 2020. John welcomes SONNET's new executive sponsor Anand Shah, MD, MS, vice president of Social Health at Kaiser Permanente (KP)... read more
Better Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work and Home Have Positive Effects on Body Mass Index
Obesity now affects one third of Americans (1) and gives rise to or worsens chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and sleep apnea... read more