Current Fellows
Food Systems for Health

Alexander Tuch

Bloomberg Fellow

Alexander Tuch is an experienced thought leader at Kaiser Permanente, based in Oakland, California, with roles spanning national strategy, business development, and care delivery operations. His current focus is on the design and implementation of ambulatory care programs that enhance care quality and access for Kaiser Permanente members. Additionally, Alexander partners with Kaiser Permanente’s Office of Environmental Stewardship to advance the organization’s understanding of how food production and food choice impact public, personal, and climate health. His contributions include an overhaul of Kaiser Permanente's food sustainability strategy through the development of organizational goals and mechanisms for evaluating the ecological impact of food services across the delivery system. Additionally, Alexander advises Kaiser Permanente’s Food Is Medicine Center of Excellence to ensure that food system sustainability efforts are fully integrated with programs designed to reduce food insecurity for Kaiser Permanente members. 

Kaiser Permanente is one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health insurers, serving 12.7 million members across California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington. The organization’s health plan finances the care delivered by dedicated health professionals in 40 hospitals and 618 medical offices. Since 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of members and the communities it serves. The organization’s integrated model aligns incentives across its health plan, hospitals, and multispecialty medical groups to deliver evidence-based, person-centered care. Kaiser Permanente is also deeply committed to social factors that affect health, driving innovation and investment in programs that enhance economic opportunity, access to nutritious food, affordable housing, safe and supportive schools, and healthy environments. 

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