Mission Statement

The mission of the Kaiser Permanente Community & Global Health Program is to facilitate participation in community health and global health experiences in underserved populations around the world for residents, fellows, and staff physicians of Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

Program Objectives

  • Build relationships with existing international health care programs, medical facilities, and medical schools that enhance the mission of Kaiser Permanente’s Community & Global Health Program and needs of its community and global health partners.
  • Develop and maintain clinical volunteer opportunities for the clinical staff of Kaiser Permanente
  • Develop and maintain clinical rotations of quality graduate medical education to the residents of Kaiser Permanente and its academic affiliates.


The Kaiser Permanente Community & Global Health program provides TPMG physicians, KP residents, fellows and other health care providers an opportunity to serve above and beyond their professional roles within Kaiser Permanente by contributing to the health of those living in low-resource communities. Our partnerships with non-profit global health organizations help physicians make critical connections between global social and healthcare issues and their local communities, including the health effects of poverty, migration, climate change, emerging infectious disease, and access to healthcare. These experiences add depth and breadth to the clinical capacity of our physicians, and in the process improve the care they provide to our local and global communities.

Residents who participate in global health rotations share their experience on the Global Health blog. Subscribe to the blog to receive updates.

Community & Global Health Program Staff

Calvin Wheeler, MD

Jennifer D. Ly