Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. We currently serve more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, care delivery and chronic disease management.