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 117 Thriving Schools * programs and activities
Physicians and employee volunteers
The San Francisco Department of Public Health received a $1 million investment from Kaiser Permanente to implement high reach, high impact strategies focused on improving healthy eating and active living in the Bayview neighborhood. These funds will increase healthy food options in local retail stores, create sustainable community gardening programs, and support neighborhood park improvements.
“We are thrilled to receive this grant because it will allow us to address the specific challenges that people in our community face every day,” said Roberto Vargas, chair for the Bayview HEAL Zone in San Francisco. “We’re going to be able to build on the successes we’ve had in the last three years and focus on the issues that directly impact an individual’s family’s ability and motivation to adopt healthy behaviors.”
Reduce barriers to enrollment and provide programs that increase access to culturally competent care and the appropriate utilization of services. Support the health of seniors and persons with disabilities.
Reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and improve access to healthy foods, nutrition education and health knowledge in children. Support policies and programs that promote physical activity.
Increase communication and conflict resolution among children and teens to prevent bullying and violence. Increase access to and use of safe public recreational spaces.