Our goal is simple: Creating healthier communities.
While one person can inspire a healthy community, it takes all of us to ensure those communities thrive. This website is dedicated to keeping each of us connected and committed to creating healthy communities.Learn more
Community Benefit Overview
Connect With Your Community
While you are here, we invite you to learn more about the outstanding programs happening across the region and engage in this community first hand. Here, we can share stories to inspire each other to take action and get involved. We welcome your comments and encourage you to share any of the stories, programs, or ideas on this site you find exciting, informative, or inspirational.
Kaiser Permanente is working in numerous ways to strengthen the connection between where people get care and where they live, work, and play.
Creating healthy communities is central to our mission and critical to individual health and wellness. In Southern California alone, we’ve invested more than $643 million in 2012 to help make this happen. The bulk of this investment has gone directly to programs in one of three categories: Healthy People, Healthy Environments, & Sharing Knowledge.
Additionally, Kaiser Permanente supports regional medical centers throughout Southern California in order to ensure a broad base of care and services provided to the local community through our Safety Net Partnership.
Current Funding Priorities
Safety Net PartnershipsThese partnerships are dedicated to increasing the capacity of community partners to provide access to coordinated, quality care that improves patient and population health. Areas of focus include: access to primary care, preventative and clinical services, chronic disease management, quality improvement, access to specialty care, mental health and oral health services, homeless health care, HIV/AIDS, capacity building and core operating support.
Community Health InitiativesFocused on transforming communities into environments that promote healthy eating and active living, these initiatives support individuals, particularly those who are low income and underserved, in making healthy lifestyle choices and preventing disease. Areas of focus include: policy and environmental change advocacy, food security, smart growth/land use, multi-sector coalitions, parks and recreation, school wellness, worksite wellness, health promotion and prevention programs.
Develop and Disseminate KnowledgeThese efforts strive to educate current and future health care professionals and inform policy makers on pressing community health needs and issues. Areas of focus include: training programs, workforce diversity and pipeline programs, workforce training programs, public policy development and advocacy, health awareness, social justice, and civic engagement.