The Research Communications team’s primary tasks are to raise awareness about Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s transformative research program and to demonstrate the program’s ability to produce research that improves health care quality and affordability.
Part of the team’s work has an external focus. The Research Communications team works closely with communication staff in other Kaiser Permanente departments to develop press releases, advance branding strategies, and engage in social media.
Research Communications also has a strong focus on internal communication, which is less common at other research institutions. The team shares research findings with clinical leaders, organizes events and networking opportunities to strengthen connections between research and operations, and manages Science Matters, a newsletter for the internal research community.