The Achievable Foundation recognized Kaiser Permanente for its work to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Achievable Foundation recently honored Kaiser Permanente for its accomplishments in improving the health and well-being of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Achievable Foundation — a nonprofit that provides high-quality integrated health care to vulnerable populations — awards the It’s Achievable Bob Steiner Community Impact Award to exceptional and long-standing community partners. This year, Kaiser Permanente was honored as its recipient.
Lilit Zibari, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles, spoke on behalf of the dedicated employees, nurses, and physicians who help power Kaiser Permanente.
"Both The Achievable Foundation and Kaiser Permanente share a common mission to improve the health of community members," Zibari stated. "And both organizations are firmly rooted in our values and guiding principles that allow us to carry out our mission."
Kaiser Permanente was founded in 1945 with a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. The organization has been an enthusiastic and committed partner to The Achievable Foundation since 2015, resulting in a significant and positive impact on the community. Grant support from Kaiser Permanente has allowed The Achievable Foundation to conduct its core mission of providing high-quality, comprehensive care to the community’s most vulnerable and medically complex residents.
We don't believe in just paying lip service to our values — we work hard to incorporate them into everything we do and all that we are. Lilit Zibari, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles
In addition to being mission-driven, Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity combats inequities in health outcomes by providing culturally responsive care for all members. To that end, Kaiser Permanente has invested in the groundbreaking Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Scholars Academy, which supports the training of employees aspiring to become mental health professionals. The academy focuses on culturally responsive care for a diverse community, including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, across the organization, all employees and physicians receive training on how to create a safe, inclusive environment in the workplace.
For these efforts, the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN recognized Kaiser Permanente with a top-ranking score of 100% on the 2022 Disability Equality Index for the sixth year in a row. They also named Kaiser Permanente a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.
"We don't believe in just paying lip service to our values — we work hard to incorporate them into everything we do and all that we are," said Zibari.
Learn more about The Achievable Foundation’s life-changing work and how you can get involved.