Group Health Foundation
Group Health Cooperative was founded in 1946 as a radical alternative to traditional medical care. Its vision was bold: create a health system grounded in the principles of social justice and focused on providing affordable, preventive, person-centered health care. Through collaboration, innovation, and engaging the voices of its members, Group Health sought to create a better way to promote the health and well-being of the individuals and families it served. That spirit is now the cornerstone of the new Group Health Foundation (GHF), funded by the proceeds from Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of Group Health Cooperative.
Working in partnership with individuals and communities across Washington state, GHF will shape and accelerate efforts to improve health equity and advance community aspirations for a vibrant, healthy future in Washington.