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.
President, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan
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.
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.
By the Numbers
2019 Northern California
Community Benefit Investment
*As reported in SB 697, a state-required report for all nonprofit hospitals.
Medi-Cal and other
coverage and care