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 18 Thriving Schools * programs and activities
Physicians and employee volunteers
Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit provided a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit Family Giving Tree — and employees and physicians raised an additional $3,200 — to purchase backpacks and school supplies. Employee volunteers also worked to fill the backpacks with materials ranging from paper and pencils to scientific calculators for high-school students.
A team of Kaiser Permanente registered nurses decided to get in on the action by gathering more than 200 additional backpacks and dozens of boxes of school supplies for the Children’s Fund of San Mateo County, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income and foster children.
Provide programs that increase access to health care and coverage for low-income and uninsured people.
Reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and promote physical activity in schools and community-based settings. Increase access to and use of safe public recreational spaces. Educate and inspire children, teens, and adults to make healthier choices.
Increase the use of preventive behavioral health programs; increase screening and treatment of stress and depression among low-income, at-risk youth and adults.