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

  • Access to health care and other health-related services
  • Address obesity and overweight
  • Increase chronic disease prevention and management
  • Support workforce development

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 Fresno includes:

Total investment Kaiser Permanente made in Fresno 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.
Support for Summer Youth and INROADS internship programs.

Key Partners:

  • Darin M. Camarena Health Centers, Inc.
  • Fresno Unified School District
  • Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club of Fresno
  • Madera Unified School District
  • Fresno Community Food Bank
  • Fresno County Office of Education
  • Reading & Beyond

"We had only one piece of equipment for about every ten kids. Now, there is at least one piece of equipment for every two students.”

Children swimming under water in pool

Mayor Swearengin cites grant as a 'terrific blessing'

With a $60,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, Fresno Unified Neighborhoods was able to re-open “learner” swimming pools in four neighborhoods after a four year closure. These pools provide a safe place for families to play and cool off during the summer and free swim lessons for about 500 children. The grant will also help the city of Fresno hire 10-15 lifeguards.

"This could not have come at a better time,” Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin said at a press conference announcing the grant. “We’re grateful for this donation and we have a special appreciation for Kaiser Permanente stepping up and investing in our community.”