Care and Coverage for Low-Income People
Improving health care access for those with limited incomes and resources is fundamental to our mission. We help make health care affordable to the uninsured and underserved through our innovative Charitable Coverage programs and traditional charity care, and we participate in public programs like Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and Medicare’s Limited-Income Subsidy.
Safety Net Partnerships
We work closely with community clinics, public hospitals and local health departments, sharing with them our knowledge and expertise. Through grant funding, technical assistance, training, and the sharing of care-management and quality-improvement strategies, we help these vital health care providers who face daily challenges caring for diverse populations to improve and expand services in the communities they serve.
Community Health Initiatives
At Kaiser Permanente, we’re dedicated to proactively helping people get and stay healthy. That’s why we take long-term, comprehensive programs into schools, worksites, and neighborhoods, while at the same time we work to change policy and community conditions that affect people’s heath. Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) is our multifaceted approach to addressing obesity and related health conditions. Bringing fresh, locally grown food into low-income neighborhoods and improving public parks so that residents will have safe and healthy recreational spaces to play in are just two examples of HEAL at work.
By Developing and Disseminating Knowledge
We’re committed to advancing health through research, education, and training. Our research teams have been in the forefront of some of the most exciting medical findings, and that information has made a difference in the lives of people around the world. For the health of all communities, we share this knowledge, educate practitioners, support vital research, empower consumers, and keep policymakers informed by providing proven data about health and health care.
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