SONNET is a national network of applied researchers who help design, evaluate, and implement effective social health interventions to improve member health across Kaiser Permanente. SONNET's work is made possible with funding from KP's National Community Health Program.
A team of KP researchers and operational leaders are using data from KP Colorado’s Medicare Total Health Assessment (MTHA), a standardized survey that is given to Medicare members, to explore the relationship between changes in loneliness and changes in self-reported health and utilization of care. Preliminary results found that improvements in loneliness were associated with subsequent improvements in self-reported health, such as depression.
Our Seattle offices sit on the occupied land of the Duwamish and by the shared waters of the Coast Salish people, who have been here thousands of years and remain. Learn about practicing land acknowledgment.