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.
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.
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
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 Golden Gate communities.