Women's Health Kaiser Permanente--Improving Women's Lives through Health Care Research, Innovation, and Education

Kaiser Permanente, The Permanente Medical Group, The Permanente Federation

Ruth Shaber, MD

Winter 2005 - Volume 9 Number 1


What is "Women's Health"? Women's Health is medical practice that touches all aspects of women's lives--from daily wellness and "thriving" to access to quality medical care. It includes medical research that takes into account gender differences--both biologic and sociologic. It includes innovative programs that constantly push the envelope to provide the highest quality and service. It includes providing superior health education materials that are easy to access and assists women in caring for themselves and their families. It includes providing the best evidence-based education for the doctors and nurses who take care of women when they are sick.