Working together to build a healthier community for all of us.

Kaiser Permanente believes when we collaborate and support each other, our work improves the quality of health and life in our communities.

We are dedicated to total health of body, mind, and spirit, and we pursue efforts that broaden access to the highest quality care for people when they need it. We believe all of us deserve to live healthy lives in our homes, our workplaces, and our neighborhoods. That’s why, for more than 65 years, we have worked to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

We accomplish this work in countless ways, from funding knowledge and resource sharing programs that address health disparities to providing assistance with health care costs to people in need. Our commitment is exhibited in the many ways we reach out and work with others to build a healthy future for all.


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Our Community Investments

Our Community Investments are MAKING LIVES BETTER.

Download the 2011 Summary of Operations Report

In 2011, we invested more than $610 million to help build a healthy Southern California. Our work encourages kids how to eat healthier foods. It helps expand community access to outdoor fitness areas, equipment and programs. It provides training programs for health care workers and supports the safety net of community clinics, public hospitals, and government programs to improve access and quality of patient care. We seek out health inequities, determine how and where we can best use our resources and work with funding partners, educational institutions, and a range of community groups to find solutions.

$608,561,518 in Total Funding and Grants

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  • Healthy People

    $530,678,735

    These programs help to ensure every community member has access to the high-quality care they deserve regardless of insurance status.

  • Healthy Environments

    $7,038,643

    Healthier communities begin with providing access to the foods, activity and support vital to an environment where good health can flourish.

  • Sharing Knowledge

    $58,879,171

    From research to uncover disparities in care to training the next generation of health care professionals, these expand our ability to heal.

  • Healthy People

    We are proud of our work, but we are even more proud of our dedication to constantly improving the way we care for our community. Through research and advanced mentoring & training programs, we are creating a future of health care that is more diverse, more knowledgeable, and better equipped than ever before.

    • 101,052 people received subsidized health coverage
    • 65,493 people received Medical Financial Assistance
    • 30,223 members received charitable health coverage
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  • Healthy Environment

    It’s amazing what a neighborhood park and some fresh fruits and vegetables can do for a community. With this in mind, we continually invest in creating local environments where the decision to eat, play, and live healthy is an easy one.

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  • Sharing Knowledge

    We are proud of our work, but we are even more proud of our dedication to constantly improving the way we care for our community. Through research and advanced mentoring & training programs, we are creating a future of health care that is more diverse, more knowledgeable, and better equipped than ever before.

    • 155,581 children reached by Educational Theatre performances
    • 8,382 adults reached by Educational Theatre performances
    • 1,396 Educational Theatre performances/workshops/events
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Lives Made Better

Here is a snapshot of the many ways in which Kaiser Permanente Southern California Community Benefit worked together with our partners to create healthy communities in 2011:

  • 101,052 people received subsidized health coverage
  • 65,493 people received Medical Financial Assistance
  • 30,223 members received charitable health coverage
  • 155,581 children reached by Educational Theatre performances
  • 8,382 adults reached by Educational Theatre performances
  • 1,396 Educational Theatre performances/workshops/events