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Kaiser Permanente Awards $362,876 in Community Benefit Grants

Over $360,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Placer County
Grants are part of $1.4 million in funding to support access to care, healthy eating and active living, safety as a health issue, and mental health services in the Sacramento region

Kaiser Permanente has awarded $362,876 in Community Benefit grants to 14 nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the health of residents in Placer County.

The grants are among the dozens that Kaiser Permanente awards to not-for-profit organizations, schools, and government entities in Greater Sacramento that seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, and promote healthy eating and active living.

In all, Kaiser Permanente has awarded 55 Community Benefit grants totaling $1.4 million to local communities so far this year.

The grants that serve programs in Placer County were awarded to: Keaton Raphael Memorial, KidsFirst, Latino Leadership Council, Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center, Placer County Office of Education, Placer FoodBank, Placer People of Faith Together, Seniors First, Stand Up Placer, The Gathering Inn, Twin Lakes Food Bank, Health Education Council, WellSpace Health, and Capitol Health Network.

The Community Benefit grants across the Sacramento region - which range in individual amounts from $7,590 to $99,000 - are part of a longstanding practice for the region's leading integrated health-care provider, which seeks to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

Kaiser Permanente operates medical centers and outpatient clinics in three local service areas - South Sacramento, Sacramento and Roseville. The Community Benefit grants will help thousands of underserved area residents in communities throughout Greater Sacramento.

In 2013, Kaiser Permanente hospitals and health plan provided approximately $207 million in community benefit to the Greater Sacramento region. Community grants are one part of the community benefit portfolio that also includes charity care and coverage provided to uninsured or underinsured individuals in local communities.

For more information about Kaiser Permanente's commitment to the community in Greater Sacramento, click here.

For more than 65 years, Kaiser Permanente's social mission has been the foundation of its community service programs. As a values-driven, not-for-profit integrated health care organization, Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to improving the health of its members and the communities it serves.

Through partnerships with community organizations and government entities, we strive to benefit the community by addressing issues that affect overall community health. Our focus areas are: Access to Care, Healthy Eating Active Living, Safety as Health Issue and Mental Health. Each year, we dedicate funds to support this work. To date in 2014, we have awarded $1.4 million in grants to the following agencies:

Access to Care

  • Breathe California, Asthma Parent Education - $7,590
  • Communicare Health Centers, Expanded Access to Care - $40,000
  • Community Against Sexual Harm, Sexual Exploitation Harm Reduction Program - $25,000
  • Elk Grove Unified School District, Teen Parent Program - $33,412
  • Harm Reduction Services, Substance Using Youth Program (RHINO) - $25,000
  • Keaton Raphael Memorial, Family Navigator Care Coordination - $10,000
  • Latino Leadership Council, Inc., CREER En Tu Salud - $25,000
  • MindGame, Concussion Safety for Student Athletes - $16,380
  • Powerhouse Ministries, Health Links - $25,000
  • Sacramento City Unified School District, Access to Care Support Services - $50,000
  • Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Low Income School Flu Clinics - $20,000
  • Sacramento Native American Health Center, Improving Access for High Need Patients - $52,000
  • Seniors First, Inc., Health Express - $25,000
  • The Gathering Inn, Free Urgent Care Community Clinics - $30,250
  • The Gathering Inn, Interim Care Program - $10,000
  • Valley High School, CACHE Outreach Project - $19,000
  • WellSpace Health, Inc., Interim Care Program - $44,000
  • WellSpace Health, Inc., T3 South Sacramento - $72,000
  • Yolo County Children's Alliance, West Sacramento Family Resource Center - $25,000
  • Yolo Family Resource Center, Promotoras for Active Living - $15,000

Healthy Eating, Active Living

  • California Food Literacy Center, Food Literacy Education - $10,000
  • City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Department, Folsom STARS - $10,000
  • Elk Grove Food Bank Services, Nutritionally Enhanced Mobile Pantry Collaboration - $26,421
  • Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Growing Together: Nutrition & Wellness - $21,500
  • Health Education Council, Don't Buy the Lie Program - $51,450
  • Mutual Assistance Network, Violence Prevention Through Social Engagement - $20,000
  • NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center Sacramento, Oak Park Farmers Market - $20,000
  • Placer Food Bank, Mobile Food Distribution - $25,000
  • Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center, Mack Road Farmer's Market - $20,000
  • Soil Born Farms, Eat Your Veggies - $35,000
  • Saint John's Program for Real Change, Healthy Eating Active Living - $20,000
  • Twin Lakes Food Bank, CalFresh Enrollment - $9,750

Safety as a Health Issue (South Sacramento Medical Center)

  • Child Abuse Prevention Council, Sacramento's Enough Abuse Training Initiative - $30,000
  • Always Knocking, Youth/Gang Violence Intervention/Prevention Program - $20,000
  • Asian Resources, Inc., Project Leadership Education Advocacy Development - $16,000
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) Project - $25,000
  • CSUS Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, African Family Health:

Community Mobilization - $15,000

  • My Sister's House, Asian/Pacific Islander Violence Prevention Project - $25,000
  • People Reaching Out, Students Affecting Environments through Education - $27,000
  • Sacramento County Office of Education, LINKS Group Mentoring Program - $20,000
  • WEAVE, Domestic Violence Assistance Project - $35,000

Mental Health (Sacramento and Roseville Medical Centers)

  • Capitol Health Network, Behavior Health Joint Operating Committee Implementation Project - $20,000
  • Elica Health Centers, Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program - $41,500
  • KidsFirst, Trauma Informed Therapy and Education - $25,000
  • Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center, Finding Emotion Health and Balance - $27,923
  • Placer County Office of Education, Student Mental Wellness Project - $15,000
  • Placer People of Faith Together, Mental Health Wellness for All - $19,253
  • Roberts Family Development Center, Teen Program - $20,000
  • Sacramento Loaves & Fishes, Genesis Mental Health - $10,000
  • Sheriff's Community Impact Program (SCIP), Deputy Friend Youth Outreach Program - $17,000
  • Stand Up Placer, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services - $25,000
  • TLCS, Transportation to Mental Health Services - $27,053
  • WellSpace Health, Inc., T3 Foothills - $99,000
  • Women's Empowerment, Substance Abuse Education and Prevention - $15,000
  • Yolo Family Service Agency, West Sacramento Counseling Services - $15,000

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