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Kaiser sort of adopted us and they've been doing all sorts of things here to promote healthier lifestyles and a safe environment. I love to look at the students' faces and see how involved they are.

—Sierra Gardens Elementary School Principal Vickie Youhill on Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Programs

In 2011 Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Programs celebrated 25 years of bringing live theater and health messages to school students and their families. This free program touched more than 400,000 people last year—and over 5 million people since it began 25 years ago—in communities across Northern California. Watch this photoessay to learn more.

Low -income people copvered by Kaiser Permanente's subsizdized HEALTH PROGRAMS 217,000

Low -income people copvered by Kaiser Permanente's subsizdized HEALTH PROGRAMS 217,000 Low -income people copvered by Kaiser Permanente's subsizdized HEALTH PROGRAMS 217,000

Low -income people copvered by Kaiser Permanente's subsizdized HEALTH PROGRAMS 217,000

Low -income people copvered by Kaiser Permanente's subsizdized HEALTH PROGRAMS 217,000

HEALTHY FOOD distributed to people in need 1 million lbs.

HEALTHY FOOD distributed to people in need 1 million lbs. HEALTHY FOOD distributed to people in need 1 million lbs.

HEALTHY FOOD distributed to people in need 1 million lbs.

HEALTHY FOOD distributed to people in need 1 million lbs.

Incestment in SAFETY NET providers for clinical advances and preparing for health care reform $10.5 million

Incestment in SAFETY NET providers for clinical advances and preparing for health care reform $10.5 million Incestment in SAFETY NET providers for clinical advances and preparing for health care reform $10.5 million

Incestment in SAFETY NET providers for clinical advances and preparing for health care reform $10.5 million

Incestment in SAFETY NET providers for clinical advances and preparing for health care reform $10.5 million

TOTAL INVESTMENT made through Community Benefit, an estimated $808 million

TOTAL INVESTMENT made through Community Benefit, an estimated $808 million TOTAL INVESTMENT made through Community Benefit, an estimated $808 million

TOTAL INVESTMENT made through Community Benefit, an estimated $808 million

TOTAL INVESTMENT made through Community Benefit, an estimated $808 million

People who heard HEALTH MESSAGES via an Educational Theatre performance: 400,000

People who heard HEALTH MESSAGES via an Educational Theatre performance: 400,000 People who heard HEALTH MESSAGES via an Educational Theatre performance: 400,000

People who heard HEALTH MESSAGES via an Educational Theatre performance: 400,000

People who heard HEALTH MESSAGES via an Educational Theatre performance: 400,000

GRANTS and SPONSORSHIPS for community organizations: $17 million

GRANTS and SPONSORSHIPS for community organizations: $17 million GRANTS and SPONSORSHIPS for community organizations: $17 million

GRANTS and SPONSORSHIPS for community organizations: $17 million

GRANTS and SPONSORSHIPS for community organizations: $17 million

Donations for nonprofits raised through the COMMUNITY GIVING Campaign: $2.1 million

Donations for nonprofits raised through the COMMUNITY GIVING Campaign: $2.1 million Donations for nonprofits raised through the COMMUNITY GIVING Campaign: $2.1 million

Donations for nonprofits raised through the COMMUNITY GIVING Campaign: $2.1 million

Donations for nonprofits raised through the COMMUNITY GIVING Campaign: $2.1 million