Kaiser Permanente’s investments in our 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 South Sacramento includes:

Total investment Kaiser Permanente made in South Sacramento 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 free Educational Theatre performance.
Support for Summer Youth and INROADS internship programs.

Key Partners:

  • Health Education Council
  • Asian Resources, Inc.
  • Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Elk Grove Unified School District
  • WellSpace Health, Inc.
  • Sacramento Native American Health Center
  • People Reaching Out
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento

“ We’ve seen tremendous success when it comes to the issue of reinjuring. A very large portion of the population who’s injured in a violent crime usually gets reinjured, and with our program, we’ve only seen less than one percent reinjured.”

Medical students taking an exam

Developing new approaches to train aspiring physicians

UC Davis and Drexel University College of Medicine formed partnerships with Kaiser Permanente to prepare the next generation of physicians by providing them with hands-on experience and exposure to Kaiser Permanente’s integrated model of patient care.

Drexel students will receive experience with patients in a clinical setting for the first time after 2 years of education in the classroom while UC Davis students will undergo clinical experience during an accelerated three-year medical program and start residencies after graduation.

“In terms of a curriculum, I don’t think there could be anything better, and it’s nice to be pioneering for our school and other medical students in the future,” says Adam Lindsay, a Drexel student originally from Northern California.

UC Davis, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, received a $1 million, five-year grant from the American Medical Association.