Kaiser Permanente’s investments in the East Bay 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
  • Decrease community violence among young men of color
  • Improve asthma management in African American families
  • Improve rates of fetal and infant survival among African Americans

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 the East Bay includes:

Total investment Kaiser Permanente made in the East Bay in 2013, through its Community Benefit program and resources.
Emergency room visits (many were supported through our charity care or financial assistance programs).
Students and their families learned how to make healthy choices via a free Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre performance.
Hours spent performing 87 free medical procedures for Operation Access, thanks to 169 Kaiser Permanente medical volunteers.
Support for Summer Youth and INROADS internship programs.

Key Partners:

  • Alameda Health System Foundation
  • LifeLong Medical Care
  • YMCA of the East Bay
  • The RYSE Center
  • Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative
  • Contra Costa Health Services
  • East Bay Agency for Children
  • Family Violence Law Center
  • Alameda County Asthma Coalition
  • California School Health Alliance
  • Playworks

“ Kaiser Permanente has set the standard for public-private partnership, and in the process, allowed us to pursue a vision of a full-service community school district that nurtures the whole child.”

Teens smiling

Improving the lives of NCAL youth

East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) has a newly renovated 35,000-square-foot building to house a health and wellness center. This facility provides cooking classes, health education, and sport programs to improve the health and fitness of youth.

“When we build the health capacities of youth and families, everything changes for the better. Kaiser Permanente’s gift will enable Bay Area youth and their families to ‘thrive’ because of the enhanced and expanded health and wellness offerings at EOYDC…Kaiser Permanente is an extraordinary example of good corporate citizenry,” said EOYDC’s President and CEO Regina Jackson.

EOYDC’s health and wellness center is being funded in part by a $500,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente’s fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.