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 Thriving Schools programs and activities *

Physicians and employee volunteers

Examples of Our Investments

Kaiser Permanente provided the Latino Leadership Council a $30,000 grant to help them improve access to health, vision, and dental services for uninsured individuals. Promotoras (community health workers) coordinate clinic appointments, lab work, prescriptions, and support services.


Placer People of Faith Together received a $20,000 grant to train clergy and key community leaders in how to help persons who are in crisis or developing a mental illness. The training helps participants learn about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions as well as how to connect people to professional and self-help resources.

Combined Health Plan/Hospital total investment $57,218,500
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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Access to Health Care

Provide programs for low-income and uninsured people; support local community clinics and other organizations that help patients receive culturally sensitive assistance and care-coordination.

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Increase Healthy Eating and Active Living

Provide education and increase access to healthy foods and physical activity in schools and community settings.

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Improve Access to Mental Health Services

Increase access to ongoing mental health services; provide housing and/or social services for low-income, at-risk individuals; and, link primary care and behavioral health care to reduce the risk of mental illness related to violence.