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 42 Thriving Schools programs and activities *

Physicians and employee volunteers

The Difference We Make

The Catholic Charities Santa Rosa shelter used a Kaiser Permanente grant to support staff and clients by hiring Health and Wellness Coordinator, Briana Keating.


“We prepare dinner for 150 residents at each of our family and adult shelters, seven-days-a-week,” said Keating. “When I started this program, most of the food being prepared was from cans and packages. Now, we’re preparing all the meals from scratch.”


“Our residents are joining walking groups, attending nutrition workshops, and asking for healthy food choices,” added Robert Daley, a shelter staff member. “The greatest change I see is that residents are talking about health and self-care with each other, and health and wellness are becoming a part of their daily routines.”

Combined Health Plan/Hospital total investment $55,848,950
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

Increase the number of individuals who have access to and receive high-quality, culturally competent health care and coverage.

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Increase Access to Affordable Healthy Food

Improve health and reduce chronic disease through healthier diets and increased physical activity. Educate and inspire children, teens, and adults to make healthier choices.

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Improve Mental Health

Increase access to and participation in preventive mental health services and care coordination among low-income, high-risk populations. Promote mental wellness, resiliency and recovery to help people cope with stress and realize their potential.

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Reduce Substance Abuse

Decrease tobacco, alcohol, and drug use among youth. Increase access to culturally competent substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services.