Building Healthy Communities Is Our Mission

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.


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Total community investment

In charitable care and coverage

In grants, donations and services **

Students and adults reached through Educational Theatre

invested in 50 Thriving Schools programs and activities *

Physicians and employee volunteers

Examples of the Difference We Make

Abode Services received a $30,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente to improve access to behavioral and mental health care for homeless individuals, while helping them get preventive primary care, manage medications, and avoid crises. A total of 13 Health and Wellness Team members were trained and served 108 currently or formerly homeless people living with significant mental health issues and other complex needs. Ninety-three percent those served had fewer incidence of institutionalization.


In addition, Alameda County Family Justice Center received $90,000 to implement STEP-UP, a program to empower family violence survivors by offering computer and financial literacy training, professional development classes, empowerment workshops, and English as a Second Language tutoring.

Combined Health Plan/Hospital total investment $64,186,104
We also make investments through our fund at the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF):
* Made through or partially through EBCF
** Additional EBCF investments not reflected in this figure

Priority Health Needs

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Improve Access Care

Provide access to health care and coverage programs for low-income and uninsured people.

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Increase Access to Affordable, Healthy Food

Support the
development of sustainable, healthy eating practices and programs that serve low-income communities. Educate and inspire children, teens, and adults to make healthier choices.

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Ensure Safe and Healthy Environments

Reduce violence, promote resiliency, and increase involvement in programs among at-risk youth. Increase access to and use of safe public recreational spaces.

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Improve Access to Behavioral Health Care Services

Increase the use of preventive behavioral health programs among low-income, at-risk youth.