Kaiser Permanente’s investments in the Sacramento 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
  • Prevent community and family violence

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 Sacramento includes:

$34.5
million
Total investment Kaiser Permanente made in Sacramento in 2013, through its Community Benefit program and resources.
83,134
Emergency room visits (many were supported through our charity care or financial assistance programs).
25,280
Students and their families learned how to make healthy choices via a free Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre performance.
$38,700
Support for Summer Youth and INROADS internship programs.

Key Partners:

  • CommuniCare Health Centers
  • Elica Health Centers
  • Wellspace Health
  • Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc.
  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance
  • Soil Born Farms
  • Roberts Family Development Center
  • Mutual Assistance Network
  • Sheriff’s Community Impact Program

“ In a lot of ways, the world of health care is seeing the need to become more like Kaiser.”

Children in playground

New public park builds a healthy community

What started as a grassroots effort led by parents in the city of West Sacramento has now become a reality – this community now has its first park.  Westfield Park will provide a safe place for children and their families to play and be physically active.

“This park is a perfect example of community activism demanding healthy eating and active living opportunities for families who live in the neighborhood,” said Councilman Oscar Villegas.

Also in the works for Westfield Park are a walking path, play structure for older kids, a covered barbecue area, a drinking fountain, an exercise parcourse, and connections to a bike/pedestrian trail.

The park was made possible, in part, to a grant of $150,000 to the Yolo County Children’s Alliance made through Kaiser Permanente's fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.