Pamela Schwartz joined Kaiser Permanente in 2001 and serves as the Executive Director for Community Health. In this position, Pam leads Kaiser Permanente’s new, transformative, organization-wide effort to accelerate food security aimed at transforming health and health care in America. Previously, Pam led the execution of Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health measurement, evaluation and learning and Community Health Needs Assessment strategies, ensuring that Kaiser Permanente responds in the most impactful way to the needs of communities, deploying organizational assets in partnership with community. Pam has advanced the community health strategy to focus on identifying and responding to the social determinants of health, working cross-functionally, and system-wide on a variety of content areas. Pam holds a master’s in Public Health and has over 25 years experience in community health, strategy and evaluation, is the author of several journal articles and serves on a variety of expert panels in the areas of Community Health, health care, food insecurity and obesity preventions, evaluation and population health improvement.
Advisor, Food is Medicine Initiative
Executive Director of Community Health, Kaiser Permanente