Author: Douglas Oakley

Douglas Oakley

Doug Oakley is a writer and photographer with Kaiser Permanente. He writes and shoots photos on Kaiser Permanente’s community health initiatives, its nurses and facilities. He also covers infectious diseases, health education and pediatrics. Doug brings 30 years of experience from print journalism and communications work to his current role. Contact him at


Yener Balan, MD, Kaiser Permanente Northern California executive director of Behavioral Health, offers insight on how to maintain your mental health, talk to children, and support colleagues during times of unrelenting bad news.


With Kaiser Permanente grants, African American churches in San Francisco and the East Bay are developing mental health first aid and awareness programs.


A medical assistant who volunteers at a clinic for the uninsured embodies the Kaiser Permanente ethos of community service.


Kaiser Permanente Northern California employees in the Roseville area spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Seniors First at Manzanita Village, one of four projects in the area this year. They prepared 300 gift bags for Placer County home-bound seniors served by Meals on Wheels, organized a bingo game and raffle, and served lunch. 


Kaiser Permanente’s world-class sports medicine program enables athletes, from professional basketball players to weekend warriors, to stay fit and healthy.


 Wildfire, power outage, or flood: When disaster strikes, Kaiser Permanente home health care givers get the job done.

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