Skip to content

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa
2022 Community Health Snapshot

Santa Rosa

Serving communities around our Santa Rosa 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 million in charitable contributions to address community health priorities in our Santa Rosa service area. Read on for examples of our work.

Therapist meeting with patient

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 is our support of Verity, Sonoma County’s rape crisis, trauma, and healing center. Our 2022 grant supported therapeutic counseling and a support system to meet basic needs for 40 sexual violence survivors.

Two young woman posing with ones arm around the other

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.

Our grant to Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) supported homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, and wraparound case management for youth who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. SAY is the principal organization serving at-risk youth in Sonoma County.

Woman sitting at desk looking at tablet

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.

For example, our grant to Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4C’s) supported the Child Care Initiative Project. The project recruits and trains primarily bilingual Latina women to open and operate small, licensed family childcare businesses that care for children of working families. The project also offers ongoing education in child development and business operations for childcare providers.


2022 Santa Rosa
Total Community Investment

Illustration of family sitting on grass


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 Santa Rosa communities.

Illustration of youth group therapy session

Mental and behavioral health

Illustration of nurse providing medication to senior member in wheelchair

Access to care

Illustration of house with tree and mailbox

Housing and homelessness

Illustration of student at desk on computer


Back To Top