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 112 Thriving Schools * programs and activities
Physicians and employee volunteers
San Jose Sharks players and Kaiser Permanente physicians visited more than 10 low-income middle schools as part of a new partnership with the Sharks Foundation called Stick to Fitness. This program reached about 3,000 sixth-graders, promoting healthy eating and active living.
“Having the resources in the Stick to Fitness program and being able to realize running or skating around with a stick is pretty tough but [students are] getting a really good workout and it’s fun at the same time,” said San Jose Sharks Defenseman, Brendon Dillon.
In addition, the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) received $25,000 to support its BAWSI Girls program which offers physical activity programs at low-income schools. Over 950 students demonstrated an increase in their physical activity, confidence, and social behaviors after participating in the program.
Provide programs for low-income and uninsured people and enhance access to health care services by addressing barriers to care.
Decrease the availability of unhealthy foods, increase the availability of healthier foods and reduce overconsumption of sugary beverages. Support the creation and enhancement of places for physical activity.
Reduce alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use among youth. Support group prevention/ intervention programs focused on coping with stress, anxiety or depression.
Support school-based strategies that discourage bullying while helping youth develop lifeskills focused on forming healthy responses, coping skills and positive relationships.