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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 70 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. Our Stories. Share Yours.

There are moments that inspire. Moments that touch your heart, open your eyes or inspire action. Often a single moment can achieve all three.

Moments like these happen all the time throughout our programs and countless others like them. If you come across one of these moments, please share it here. It may just be the spark that inspires one more person to get involved.

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Summer Program Provides a Lifeline for One Student

Getting through high school can be a challenge. But losing two important family members and struggling with social and environmental issues during those vulnerable teenage years would cause most students to give up. But not Kenny Phin.

Kenny, whose story is illustrated in this video, is a bright young man from Long Beach, California, who overcame physical and environmental challenges early on to become an Eagle Scout, championship high school wrestler, inspirational speaker, poet, break dancer, and Kaiser Permanente Summer Youth Employment Program high school intern.

Tragedy struck during Kenny’s sophomore year in high school when he lost two important sources of nurturing and support, his maternal grandparents. Devastated, Kenny found a good outlet for his bottled up emotions by competing on the high school wrestling team, which became in essence a second family to him, and helped to encourage him through his high school years.

In spite of the obstacles he’s encountered, Kenny remains committed to achieving success through a career in health care. Currently, Kenny is a freshman at California State University, Long Beach, where he is pursuing a degree in Health Care Administration. He is also very active in his community, serving in a public affairs capacity for his multicultural fraternity and mentoring others.

This video demonstrates that with perseverance, passion, goal-setting, and hard work, many obstacles can be overcome and dreams can be attained. 

For more information about Kaiser Permanente's Summer Youth Employment Program, click here.