CEO Corner — 2007
Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George Halvorson was among seven chief executives who received the CEO Diversity Leadership Award from the Diversity Best Practices organization at their Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Summit & Gala. Halvorson also delivered the keynote speech on diversity initiatives in the health care sector.
|9/14/07||George Halvorson Article in Sacramento Bee: “It’s Time to Give Health Care to All”
There are two Americas when it comes to health care a fully insured, primarily white America, and a disproportionately uninsured minority America and that fact alone should make the need to cover everyone in the United States an ethical imperative, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals’ CEO and Chairman wrote Friday, Sept. 14, in the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee.
The book, the third in a series on health care reform by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals’ Chairman and CEO George Halvorson, offers a three-year plan to extend health care coverage for every American adult and child. Royalties from the book will go to community clinics in Oakland, Calif.
Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals, offers a unique plan to extend health care coverage to every person in the United States — no mean feat, given 50 million Americans do not have health insurance today.
|2/22/07||Kaiser Permanente CEO Shares Health Care Lessons from Uganda
In Uganda a group of intrepid American health care experts, including George C. Halvorson, set out to create micro health co-ops in villages. The experience and lessons learned from this effort are described by Halvorson in Health Care Co-ops in Uganda: Effectively Launching Micro Health Groups in African Villages, published in December by The Permanente Press. The book is part narrative of the experience, and part textbook on how to create a micro health care co-op.
|2/15/07||Health Disparities and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unfinished Civil Rights Agenda
We should be equally humbled and chagrined by the vast racial and ethnic disparities and inequities that continue — 42 years after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — in Americans’ health status and access to health care.