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 2-year, $95,000 grant to Monument Impact that provides the 8-week Mentes Positivas en Acción (Positive Minds in Action) program to Latinx community members in Central and East Contra Costa County. Trained community health promoters teach participants skills to reduce and manage stress and anxiety in their lives.
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 2-year, $75,000 grant to Fresh Approach supports easy access to affordable, healthy produce for low-income residents in Antioch via a Mobile Farmers’ Market truck. Our funding also supports Fresh Approach’s efforts to enroll eligible households in CalFresh (food stamps).
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.
An example of our safety-net support is our 2-year, $95,000 grant to La Clínica de la Raza that funds outreach to low-income communities in Central and East Contra Costa County for Medi-Cal enrollment and retention. Bilingual/bicultural community health promoters provide information about coverage options and assist with eligibility screening, applications, and enrollment.
Total Community Investment
In grants and donations
Medical residents trained
in our Graduate Medical
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 Diablo communities.