Kaiser Permanente's work in the community uniquely combines investments from our health plan as well as our hospitals and often includes medical expertise, health research, clinical programs, and volunteers.
Total community investment
In charitable care and coverage
In grants, donations and services **
Students and adults reached through Educational Theatre
invested in 182 Thriving Schools * programs and activities
Physicians and employee volunteers
When Doctors Medical Center (DMC) was in the final stages of planning its closure, Kaiser Permanente invested more than $2 million as well as providing technical assistance, furniture and medical equipment to support LifeLong Medical Care in offering new urgent care services. Located right across the street from DMC, LifeLong’s expanded care options helped fill potential gaps in care and services and provided an affordable option for people living in the east Bay.
“The fact that this facility was created in such a short period of time, and that people in this area have access to care, that’s what I’ve been amazed by,” said Dr. Desmond Carter, assistant medical director for LifeLong. “The hospital’s closing was a huge loss, but it’s a beautiful thing for me to still provide care to the community I was raised in.”
Provide programs for low-income and uninsured people, train and support patient navigators.
Invest in healthy food and beverage retail practices and nutritional policy strategies in childcare settings; support family-focused healthy eating and physical activity opportunities.
Expand and sustain school-based violence intervention and prevention, support youth leadership development, increase access to mental health and case management services.
Educate children and families about creating asthma action plans; reduce exposures to home-based environmental triggers.