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 Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture and Education Project $34,939 for their Eat Your Veggies project. More than 4,600 low-income people learned how to eat healthy with nutrition information, food tasting events, recipes, and cooking demonstrations in their own neighborhoods, community centers and schools. People also received food and incentives for buying local produce.


Roberts Family Development Center received $20,000 to for their Teen Scene program which decreases neighborhood violence by providing youth a home-away-from-home during weekend evenings. The program provides a safe, positive environment where youth can socialize and learn about the consequences of delinquent behavior while gaining conflict resolution/management skills. Youth also participate in educational life-skill workshops, field trips, and recreational activities.

Combined Health Plan/Hospital total investment $107,191,109
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 provide patients 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 treatment services and provide housing and/or social services for low-income, at-risk individuals. Link primary care and behavioral health care to reduce the risk of mental illness related to violence.