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Kaiser Permanente Golden Gate
2022 Community Health Snapshot

Golden Gate

Serving communities around our San Francisco and San Rafael 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 $1.3 million in charitable contributions to address community health priorities in our Golden Gate 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.

In San Francisco, we funded Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness to provide culturally responsive and community-based mental health services and healing spaces projected to serve 250 Black residents. In San Rafael, we provided a grant to Center for Domestic Peace to provide bilingual trauma-informed therapy for 90 families who have experienced domestic violence.

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Improving conditions for health and equity

Because good health begins where people live, we worked to improve factors affecting health in our communities, such as access to safe, stable housing, and affordable nutritious food.

For example, we provided a grant to San Francisco-Marin Food Bank* to help low-income Latinx households buy the food they need to stay healthy. Our support helped 1,000 households to enroll or maintain CalFresh (food stamps) benefits with a focus on seniors, children, and LGBTQ+ persons.

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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.

Our funding of the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium* supported advocacy for increasing the pool of diverse behavioral health professionals. It also supported connecting patients throughout its 12-member community health centers to CalFresh (food stamps) and other public benefits. Our Population Health Management Initiative provided funding to Petaluma Health Center* that will improve clinical quality at its Petaluma and West Marin clinics.

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


2022 Golden Gate
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 Golden Gate 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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Housing and homelessness

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