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Kaiser Permanente Fresno
2022 Community Health Snapshot


Serving communities around our Fresno, Clovis, Oakhurst, and Selma medical facilities.

the health of our communities

Our work is informed continually by a comprehensive assessment of community health needs, and our grantmaking focuses on making the greatest impact. We’re proud to support local nonprofits and community partners meeting the critical health needs of underserved populations. Together, we’re creating healthier and more equitable communities.

In 2022, Kaiser Permanente provided more than $3.4 million in charitable contributions to address community health priorities in our Fresno service area. Read on for examples of our work.

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Supporting community mental health

Amid a national mental health professional shortage, we invested in expanding a diverse, well-trained, culturally responsive mental health workforce. We also focused on increasing access to mental health services for low-income and vulnerable populations.

One example of this is our $95,000 grant to Cultural Brokers, Inc. that supported culturally informed parenting workshops and counseling sessions for 300 parents and caregivers in West Fresno. The sessions help individuals and families heal from toxic stressors, the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and intergenerational trauma associated with systemic racism, poverty, and family violence.

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Strengthening the health care safety net

We partnered with safety-net hospitals and community health centers to improve care quality for low-income, Medi-Cal, and uninsured patients. Kaiser Permanente clinicians also donated their time and expertise to support these patients.

We provided a $125,000 grant to community health center Camarena Health in Madera County to support an onsite licensed clinical pharmacist to educate patients about their medications and ensure they are taken safely as prescribed. This work enhanced disease prevention and management, and better health outcomes for 2,300 patients.

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Supporting economic opportunities to change lives

Financial health is fundamental to people’s ability to maintain overall health. We supported organizations that work with underserved populations to promote college and career readiness, quality jobs, and diverse small business growth.

As part of our commitment to supporting access to quality jobs, we awarded a $150,000 grant to GRID Alternatives Central Valley* to provide 46 participants with in-depth, hands-on training in solar panel installation for residential and commercial projects. During the intensive 5-week program, trainees who have experienced barriers to employment received supportive services, stipends, and connections to local solar employers.

*Supported by a grant from a Kaiser Permanente fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.


2022 Fresno
Total Community Investment

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In grants and donations


Medical financial


Medical residents trained
in our Graduate Medical
Education programs


In employee and corporate
donations to nonprofits
through KP Gives

Community health priorities

As part of our commitment to improve health and health equity in our community, every 3 years we conduct a rigorous and collaborative community health needs assessment. For 2022, Kaiser Permanente identified the following significant health priorities in our Fresno communities.

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Mental and behavioral health

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Access to care

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Income and employment

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