Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Our community investments support charitable organizations and programs that improve community health within our Colorado service area.
To best serve our communities, we regularly evaluate how we support community health and how we work with our partners in the community.
While we’ll continue to evaluate and strategize this year, we will not release any new request for proposals in 2019. However, during this time we’ll continue to honor our existing commitments.
In 2018, we invested more than $141 million toward building healthier communities in Colorado through charitable coverage and care, medical research, grants and donations, community health initiatives, safety net partnerships, and knowledge dissemination.
Through commitments and partnerships with charitable and community-based organizations we improve community health by addressing health disparities and public health issues in low-income, underserved, and at-risk communities.
Picture of Health
Our work is influenced by our heritage of prevention and health promotion and by our conviction that good health is a fundamental right shared by everyone. We understand that good health extends beyond the doctor’s office and the hospital. It begins with healthy environments: fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhood stores, successful schools, clean air, accessible parks, and safe playgrounds. These are the vital signs of healthy communities. Good health for the entire community requires equity and social and economic well-being. By looking at the full picture of health, we’re not just providing health care — we’re tackling real-real world challenges to ultimately create better health outcome for more people.
Areas of focus
Our work is informed by Kaiser Permanente’s national community health areas of focus and our Colorado Community Health Needs Assessment that we conduct every 3 years. Our current community health strategies include:
We’re also working on Kaiser Permanente’s national community health areas of focus and will be rolling out programs in Colorado to:
Together with our community partners we build a healthier Colorado.