Kaiser Permanente’s investments in the Diablo community focus on helping low-income and uninsured or underinsured individuals and families.  In 2013 we were working to:

  • Increase access to health care and other health-related services
  • Address obesity and overweight
  • Improve adolescent sexual health for teens and individuals ages 20-24

As an employer, corporate citizen and nonprofit health plan, we recognize there are many factors that impact health. Our investment in the overall health of Diablo includes:

Total investment Kaiser Permanente made in Diablo in 2013, through its Community Benefit program and resources.
Emergency room visits (many of which benefitted from our charity care or financial assistance programs).
Students and their families learned how to make healthy choices via a Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre performance.
Hours spent performing 155 free medical procedures for Operation Access, thanks to 447 Kaiser Permanente medical volunteers.
Support for Summer Youth and INROADS internship programs.

Key Partners:

  • Healthy and Active Before 5
  • La Clínica de la Raza
  • Axis Community Health
  • Contra Costa Health Services
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
  • Open Heart Kitchen
  • Contra Costa Child Care Council
  • Brighter Beginnings
  • Monument Impact

“I see we can do things and make big changes in our community.”

Children at school on bench

Grants bring new energy to schools

With a grant from Kaiser Permanente, Jackson Avenue Elementary in Livermore, California introduced a wellness coordinator on the playground and a walking path to support physical activity, hydration stations to make free water available rather than costly sugar-sweetened drinks, and a salad bar cart to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables.

“Our students are truly benefitting from the generous donation from Kaiser Permanente. We are not only seeing students thinking more about being active but it has also lowered the referrals for discipline during recess and lunch…” said Jackson Avenue Elementary principal, Shari Johnston.

Jackson Avenue’s $23,000 grant was one of 14 Thriving Schools grants that were awarded to schools in Northern California to promote physical activity and healthy food options.