In The Community

Educational Theatre Program



Inspiring Through the Arts

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:

A pryamid with Purpose on top, followed by vision, mission then core values on the bottom.

Detail from infographic. View full infographic »

Our programs cover important health topics, such as:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Diversity
  • Peer pressure
  • Conflict management
  • Bullying prevention
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • 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.

A girl in the foreground looks upset while kids in the background talk about her and point at her

Someone Like Me is an adolescent bullying awareness program that demonstrates to students that they are not alone and help is available.

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!