Since 1985, Kaiser Permanente has been using the arts to inspire people to make healthy choices. What began as a single play for elementary school children has become a series of award-winning theatrical productions, experiential learning workshops and youth engagement programs.
The arts have long been recognized by educators for their power to connect individuals, heal communities and raise awareness of public health issues.
We offer our programs free, as a community benefit of Kaiser Permanente, in each of our regions:
Our programs cover important health topics, such as:
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Peer pressure
- Conflict management
- Bullying prevention
- Domestic violence
- Grief and loss
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Literacy promotion
- Drug, alcohol and tobacco
By using community needs assessments, our programs continuously adapt to address the most pressing health issues in our communities.
Our ethnically diverse group of professional actors serve as skilled workshop facilitators, health educators and role models to the people they meet every day.
Our many programs and workshops are developed by theatre professionals in collaboration with health educators, community advisory committees and Kaiser Permanente physicians.
We encourage you to learn more about what each of our programs offer and discover why our educational theatre programs have been such a success for more than 30 years…and counting!