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Building Healthy Communities Kaiser Permanente Northern California
2019 Community Health Snapshot

A Message from Our Leaders

As we release our 2019 Community Health Snapshot amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and a renewed struggle for racial equity and social justice across the United States, we recognize our communities face significant, unprecedented challenges. This is a critical time for the health of our nation.

The public health crisis brought on by the pandemic and the response around the world to the tragic killing of George Floyd are shining a spotlight on what we already know. Systemic racism and lack of economic opportunities prevent communities of color, especially Black communities, from creating the conditions and environments people need to achieve total health. The pandemic is also clearly demonstrating the health inequities that exist in our nation, with data showing that Latinx and Black Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and its economic impacts.
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Tom Hanenburg
President, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan

Yvette Radford
Vice President, External & Community Affairs
Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Our Unique Approach

While many businesses and nonprofit hospitals make philanthropic donations to support the community, Kaiser Permanente leverages a full range of assets, investing in our communities to improve the conditions that determine health. Through our resources, reach, and partnerships with other organizations, we are uniquely able to make long-term, sustainable change to improve health for all.

Provide charitable care and share our expertise with community health providers

Partner with other organizations to affect positive change

Engage our leaders and employees in community activities

Hire and advance to promote equity, diversity, and reentry into the job market

Invest grants and donations to advance health equity

Buy supplies and materials from diverse local businesses

Build facilities to promote healthy environments and local economies

Our Impact

Improving
Heart Health
in the Community

For 14 years, Kaiser Permanente has been sharing and growing its PHASE program in the community, lowering blood pressure and saving lives.

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Investing in
Better Health
through Housing

Victor Nelson is one of more than 500 formerly homeless seniors in Oakland who now have housing, thanks to a Kaiser Permanente program.

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Rebuilding a
Healthy North Bay

The joyful reopening of a Sonoma County health clinic is one of many stories of our ongoing commitment to disaster recovery in the North Bay.

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Empowering Schools
to Promote Mental
Health and Wellness

Students at an Antioch middle school enjoy the benefits of a mindfulness program, one of many investments supporting emotional health in schools.

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By the Numbers

2019 Northern California
Community Benefit Investment

$1.37B

Total Community Investment

$860M*
Kaiser Permanente
Hospitals
$512M
Kaiser Permanente
Health Plan
Pie chart of 2019 Community Investment numbers

*As reported in SB 697, a state-required report for all nonprofit hospitals.

$780M

Medi-Cal and other
government programs

$243M

Philanthropy

$235M

Charitable health
coverage and care

$68M

Health professions
education

$22M

Research

$24M

Other

Making Lives Better

186K

youth and adults reached
through Educational Theatre

$243M

in grants, donations,
and direct support

$5.4M

to support Sonoma and Napa
County fire recovery efforts

86K

people received
Medical Financial Assistance

$1.37B

total community
investment

2,562

employee and physician
volunteers put in
20,187 hours

$3M

in employee and corporate
donations to nonprofits
through KP Gives

1,727

medical residents trained
in our Graduate Medical
Education program

282

people trained at
our School of Allied
Health Sciences

186K

youth and adults reached
through Educational Theatre

$243M

in grants, donations
and direct support

$5.4M

to support Sonoma and Napa
County fire recovery efforts

86K

people received
Medical Financial Assistance

$1.37B

total community
investment

2,562

employee and physician
volunteers put in
20,187 hours

$3M

in employee and corporate
donations to nonprofits
through KP Gives

1,727

medical residents trained
in our Graduate Medical
Education program

282

people trained at
our School of Allied
Health Sciences

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