FONTANA, Calif. – Continuing its strong commitment to supporting the communities it serves, Kaiser Permanente has announced a total of $730,000 in Community Benefit grants to 44 non-profit organizations in San Bernardino County for 2017 to 2018.
The grants support school districts, community based organizations, clinics and cities to provide direct programs and services to low income, uninsured and underserved vulnerable populations throughout San Bernardino County.
“Kaiser Permanente strives to help eliminate health disparities and build healthier communities,” said Greg Christian, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals, San Bernardino County area. “We couldn’t do that without strong partnerships like the ones we have with these organizations. We are pleased to invest these significant resources to support our under-served populations in San Bernardino County.”
Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County area’s grant funding is informed by the Hospitals Community Health Needs Assessment. For 2017, the grants were awarded to organizations in one of four community health need areas: 1. Access to Care; 2. Chronic Conditions; 3. Mental and Behavioral Health; 4. Economic Instability (Education Attainment, Homelessness, Food Security, Employment Skills Development).
Programs supported by Community Benefit help families receive primary care, dental and mental health care; teach people how to manage chronic diseases; promote preventive care; provide healthy eating and active living education; and support basic needs such as employment training, food security, housing and transportation.
The 44 Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit grant recipients for 2017 are:
Grant funding is just one way Kaiser Permanente helps ensure that good health extends beyond our doors. Community Benefit focuses not just on grant dollars but also includes a deep engagement in community partnerships. Kaiser Permanente provides in-kind expertise and resources, including surplus equipment, food and supplies. Kaiser Permanente also donates time and expertise through volunteerism — everything from physician volunteerism at non-profit community clinics to back-to-school donation drives for local schools.
Kaiser Permanente’s San Bernardino County service area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for more than 70 years and serves more than 560,000 members. The San Bernardino County service area includes the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario, and medical offices in Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Colton, Claremont, Montclair, Chino, San Bernardino, Victorville, Redlands and Upland.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.