In addition to providing health care and coverage for low-income people, Kaiser Permanente’s community investments include grants, sponsorships, and volunteerism.
The South Sacramento Service area supports Sacramento County south of Highway 50, encompassing the cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove and Galt and also a portion of Amador County.
Through an in-depth community needs assessment, we identified health priorities, health disparities, and barriers to health care for vulnerable and underserved populations. The findings from this study guide our contributions to the community.
Our identified priority needs are:
- Increase access to health insurance coverage, heath care services, and health education to underinsured or uninsured individuals
- Promote and engage vulnerable communities in Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) through increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and increased physical activity in community and institutional settings
- Help prevent community and family violence
For additional information about the 2013 Community Benefit Grant Program, visit www.kp.org/southsacramento.
If you are interested in Kaiser Permanente sponsorship of an upcoming event, you view our event sponsorship guidelines.
Community Health Needs Assessment
We are proud to share with you our 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report. The report reflects Kaiser Permanente’s long-standing commitment to working with other organizations to address the most urgent health needs in the communities we serve.
Conducting these assessments and making them available to the public is also important in meeting new federal requirements outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We invite you to view the Community Health Needs Assessments for each Kaiser Foundation Hospital and submit comments on our CHNA web page.
Ellen G. Brown, MPH
Community Benefit Manager
Community Benefit Health Specialist
Associate Community Benefit Health Specialist