• WE ARE GREATER THAN
    THE SUM OF OUR PARTS.
    TOGETHER WE THRIVE.

  • OUR PROMISE IS TO THE PEOPLE
    AND COMMUNITIES WE SERVE AND
    THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE.

  • OUR COMMITMENT IS
    UNWAVERING. OUR BELIEF
    IN THE FUTURE IS STRONG.

We Are.

We are committed to transforming how the world thinks about and delivers on health. We are dedicated to making health services accessible to all. We help make healthy choices easier choices for millions of Americans.

In 2013, we invested $1.9 billion in the environment, people, knowledge, and our community. In the following infographics and videos, see how we spent that money, the kinds of projects we invested in, as well as some of our achievements.

We are committed to transforming how the world thinks about and delivers on health. We are dedicated to making health services accessible to all. We help make healthy choices easier choices for millions of Americans.

In 2013, we invested $1.9 billion in the environment, people, knowledge, and our community. In the following infographics and videos, see how we spent that money, the kinds of projects we invested in, as well as some of our achievements.

Executive Video

Raymond J. Baxter, PhD

Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, Senior Vice President for Community Benefit, Research, and Health Policy, reviews the highlights of Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit activities throughout 2013.

See the video >

read our letter >

WE care.

In 2013, we continued to open the doors to the health care system for vulnerable people.

Whether in our facilities or through our partners in the safety net, hundreds of thousands of people were able to access high-quality care and coverage. Because healthier people make a healthier world for us all.

In 2013, we continued to open the doors to the health care system for vulnerable people.

Whether in our facilities or through our partners in the safety net, hundreds of thousands of people were able to access high-quality care and coverage. Because healthier people make a healthier world for us all.

nuturing hands

Subsidized Care

People Served

more than




740K

people

served
in 2013





Medicaid

441,800







MEDICAL FINANCial ASSISTANCE

190,047

$308M INVESTED


CHARITABLE COVERAGE

95,359

84,538 CHILD, 10,821 FAMILY
$245M INVESTED


Children's Health
Insurance program (CHIP)

14,637

$51M INVESTED

more than

740K

people served in 2013

Medicaid

441,800

MEDICAL FINANCial ASSISTANCE

190,047

$308M INVESTED

CHARITABLE COVERAGE

95,359

84,538 CHILD, 10,821 FAMILY
$245M INVESTED

Children's Health Insurance program (CHIP)

14,637

$51M INVESTED

Safety Net

12

public
hospitals

113

FEDERALLY
QUALIFIED
HEALTH
CLINICS

63

free
clinics

12

public
hospitals

63

free
clinics

113

FEDERALLY
QUALIFIED
HEALTH
CLINICS

Cultural
Competence

743,363

KP members
prefer one of 150
languages other
than English

11,469

employees have
trained to serve
members
in-language

Workforce

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE
IMPROVEMENT SCHOLARS

323




Scholarships for
the IHI Open School

63



scholars at the UC Berkeley
School of Public Health

13



UCLA International Medical
Graduate residents

12


KP Burch Minority
Leadership Development
Program researchers

6



postdoctoral fellows at
Morehouse School of Medicine

4

421


total

A column is used to represent the contribution to the health care workforce.  The total investment is in millions is 421.  The individual workforce investments are presented from the top of the column down to the base.

421

total

A column is used to represent the contribution to the health care workforce.  The total investment is in millions is 421.  The individual workforce investments are presented from the top of the column down to the base.

323

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE
IMPROVEMENT SCHOLARS

63

Scholarships for
the IHI Open School

13

scholars at the UC Berkeley
School of Public Health

12

UCLA International Medical
Graduate residents

6

KP Burch Minority
Leadership Development
Program researchers

4

postdoctoral fellows at
Morehouse School of Medicine

Medical Financial
Assistance


$308 MILLION 2013

$286 MILLION 2012

$249 MILLION 2011

$236 MILLION 2010

Helping 190,000 Kaiser patients to pay out-of-pocket expenses in 2013

Partners

School-Based Health Alliance · Western Clinicians Network · America’s Essential Hospitals · National Medical Fellowships · UCLA Center for Health Equity · National Association of Community Health Centers · Center For Health Care Strategies

Charitable
Health Coverage

We believe that everyone is entitled to high quality health care. Learn about our commitment to ensuring that low-income, uninsured individuals and families get the care they need.

Learn more about charitable
health coverage >

Safety Net
Partnerships

We are committed to building partnerships with community health centers, public hospitals, local health departments and school health centers.

Learn more about
safety net partnerships >

We Nurture.

At Kaiser Permanente, through our operations and partnerships, we protect and improve the natural environment and the communities we serve.

Below you’ll see a few of our conservation efforts and their impact. All of this is to make the places where we live, work, learn and play healthier.

At Kaiser Permanente, through our operations and partnerships, we protect and improve the natural environment and the communities we serve.

Below you’ll see a few of our conservation efforts and their impact. All of this is to make the places where we live, work, learn and play healthier.

41% Recycled Waste (2 years ahead of schedule).  Number 1 Solar User in Health Care Delivery.

Energy

Solar Energy

17.7M kwh

Solar generated energy onsite

Emissions Avoided

7,439

Metric tons
CO2

Fuel Cell Energy

33.6M kwh

Fuel cell generated energy onsite

Emissions Avoided

14,630

Metric tons
CO2

Wind Energy

62M kwh

Wind generated energy offsite.
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
Read more about Wind Energy >

The majority of the electricity
supplied to Maryland
& Washington, D.C. facilities.

Emissions Avoided

43,591

Metric tons
CO2

The majority of the electricity supplied to Maryland & Washington, D.C. facilities.

This has lead to:

65,660

Total metric tons CO2
emissions avoided

Purchasing

$62 Million

Medical products free of harmful chemicals

$75 Million

Greener, EPEAT rated, computers/electronics

18 percent of total spend

Sustainable food in our hospitals

Waste Reduction

Recycling

38,905

tons
recycled

Water Conservation

10%

water usage
reduction by 2020

Medical Waste

208

tons of medical
devices saved

Paper Reduction

1,000

tons of
paper saved

Xray Films

200K

pounds of
xray films saved


8

buildings

Energy Star Certified

Energy Star certified 2013. LEED Gold Hospital: Westside Medical Center


$3.3M

in savings

Energy Savings

Energy Conservation: Data Center savings/efficiencies


29

AWARDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

Environmental Excellence Awards

Partners

Business/NGO Working Group · Center for Environmental Health · Corporate EcoForum · Health Care Plastics Recycling Coalition · Health Care Without Harm · Healthier Hospitals Initiative · Practice Greenhealth

OUR COMMITMENT
TO GREEN BUILDING

We are using green building strategies to create healthy environments for our members, staff and communities.

Learn more about Our
Commitment to Green Building >

WE EDUCATE.

As one of the nation’s most productive research institutions, Kaiser Permanente and our research scientists are transforming the future of health care.

Creating knowledge, translating it into clinical practice, teaching and sharing it with the world are some of the key ways we acknowledge our responsibility to our communities.

As one of the nation’s most productive research institutions, Kaiser Permanente and our research scientists are transforming the future of health care.

Creating knowledge, translating it into clinical practice, teaching and sharing it with the world are some of the key ways we acknowledge our responsibility to our communities.

Research

$124M

Research Grants Received

$30M

KP-funded Research

4,184

Number of Studies Underway

285

Number of Researchers

1,300

Peer-reviewed Publications

1,050

Clinical Trials

Spending

Trend in Professional
Training (In Millions)

Bar chart showing the trend in professional training in millions of dollars from 2010 to 2013.  In 2010, Kaiser Permanente spent 79 million dollars.  In 2011, Kaiser Permanente spent 90 million dollars.  In 2012, Kaiser Permanente spent 89 million dollars.  In 2013, Kaiser Permanente spent 100 million dollars.

Training

250

ATTENDED HEALTHY BEHAVIORAL
CHANGE FORUM

1,143

TRAINED OR
CERTIFIED NURSES

1,804

EDUCATED & TRAINED
TECHNICAL PROVIDERS

2,691

TRAINED PHYSICIANS
& RESIDENTS

Educational
Theatre Program

5,680

Performances or Events

746,200

Kids Reached

224,800

Adults Reached

1,540

Schools Served

Research

220,000

DNA Samples/
Biospecimens Collected

110,000

DNA Samples
Genotyped

80

Projects Using
Genetic Data

26

Genomic Projects with
Leading Research Institutes

Partners

Institute of Medicine · Center for Medical Technology Policy · ECRI Institute · Health Technology Assessment International

Institute of Medicine · Center for Medical Technology Policy · ECRI Institute · Health Technology Assessment International

exercise as
a vital sign

The simple practice of asking patients about their physical activity has a powerful effect on their health goals.

Learn more about
exercise as a vital sign >

Controlling
Hypertension

Steady monitoring, medication management and lifestyle changes are helping our members to better control high blood pressure.

Learn more about
controlling hypertension >

WE build.

Healthy communities and a healthy environment are critical to individual health and wellness.

Evidence shows that a lack of these two key attributes contributes to disease and economic insecurity. Kaiser Permanente builds the capacity of organizations and communities to make healthier changes.

Healthy communities and a healthy environment are critical to individual health and wellness.

Evidence shows that a lack of these two key attributes contributes to disease and economic insecurity. Kaiser Permanente builds the capacity of organizations and communities to make healthier changes.

Community Health Initiatives

51

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) communities funded by KP grants

600

Strategies to improve food and physical environments being implemented

More than

530,000

people reached

HEAL Cities

201

California cities adopt resolutions to become HEAL Cities

149

Policies to improve healthy options adopted

The Weight of the Nation for Kids

415,347

Online views on hbo.com and YouTube

Walking

165,000

EveryBodyWalk!
mobile app downloads

Fire Up Your Feet

Participation





212
Schools



4 million
Minutes
of walking
logged

54 Farmers Markets

Thriving Schools

156,000

School-aged kids reached through HEAL programs

70,700

School-aged kids reached through healthy school food interventions

73,200

Kids reached through school-based physical activity interventions

2,000,000

Kaiser Permanente members who spend their days in schools

School Surveys

78%

Parents think healthier
food will improve
school performance

90%

Americans believe schools
play an important role
in tackling obesity

Partners

Partnership for a Healthier America · Institute of Medicine · Convergence Partnership · Prevention Institute · PolicyLink · Alliance for a Healthier Generation · The Weight of the Nation · Every Body Walk Collaborative · Safe Routes to School National Partnership · National PTA · School-Based Health Alliance · Let’s Move Active Schools · Community Commons

The Weight
of the Nation
for Kids

Learn about young people who are taking on the obesity epidemic by changing the food and physical activity environments in their communities.

Learn more about Weight
of the Nation for Kids >

walking
revolution

Walking can yield amazing health benefits. Learn about our efforts to encourage a culture of walking.

Learn more about
the Walking Revolution >

thriving
schools

We are helping to create a culture of health and wellness for students, staff and teachers in K-12 schools.

Learn more about
Thriving Schools >

Making a
Measurable Impact
on Communities

Our efforts to increase healthy eating and active living in the communities we serve are making a difference.

Learn more about
making a measurable
impact on communities >

WE deliver.

Our mission is to deliver high-quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

In 2013, we invested $1.9 billion – 3.5 percent of our operating revenue – to stimulate healthy people, environments and knowledge. See what that impact represents here.

Our mission is to deliver high-quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

In 2013, we invested $1.9 billion – 3.5 percent of our operating revenue – to stimulate healthy people, environments and knowledge. See what that impact represents here.

$1.9 billion invested in 2013

Portfolio Spend

 
$825 million

2004

$668 million

2005

$807 million

2006

$1.1 billion

2007

$1.2 billion

2008

$1.7 billion

2009

$1.8 billion

2010

$1.8 billion

2011

$2.0 billion

2012

$1.9 billion

2013

 

Grants



1984 grants

1431 organizations

Total Investment

(In Millions)

$2

 

Public Policy

$7

 

Other Government Funded

$22

 

Consumer Health Education

$30

 

Medical Research and Libraries

$30

 

State Funding Vulnerable Populations

$51

 

Children’s Health Insurance
Program (CHIP)

$58

 

Other Community Benefits

$100

 

Health Professions Training

$173

 

Grants to Community Organizations

$228

 

Medicaid Non-Members

$245

 

Charitable Health Coverage

$308

 

Medical Financial Assistance

$605

 

Medicaid Members



TOTAL

$1,859,000,000

Community Health

Most Frequently Prioritized Needs

1

Obesity/Diabetes/Healthy
Eating, Active Living

2

Mental Health

3

Access to Care

4

Asthma

5

Oral Health

6

Cardiovascular Disease/
Stroke and Substance
Abuse/Tobacco (Tie)

7

Violence/Injury Prevention

8

Cancers

9

HIV/AIDS/STDs and Maternal
and Infant Health (Tie)

10

Economic Security

Regional Investment

(In Millions)

$104

northwest

$812

northern california

$80

colorado

$630

southern california

$47

hawaii

Map of the United States highlighting the areas Kaiser Permanente operates in. Map of the United States highlighting the areas Kaiser Permanente operates in.

mid-atlantic states

$79

ohio

$11

georgia

$32

program offices

$64

Partners

Council on Foundations · East Bay Community Foundation · California Community Foundation · Denver Foundation · Northwest Health Foundation · Community Foundation of the National Capital Region · The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta · The Cleveland Community Foundation

International
Disaster
Relief Support

When disaster strikes, Kaiser Permanente is there to help.

Learn more about international
disaster relief support >