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, our 2-year, $200,000 grant to Caminar supported Resource Connect Solano, a system to connect people who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness with housing and supportive services. Our funding expanded efforts to prevent homelessness by providing rental assistance, housing deposits, application fees, and case management.
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 $50,000 grant to OLE Health supported its Care Coordination program and increased the number of low-income patients it served in Napa and Solano counties. The program provides culturally informed primary care and connects patients directly with community-based organizations to meet their specific needs.
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.
One example is our $56,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley that supported the Ready, Set, Work! Program. The program provided high school students academic advising, career exploration, skill development workshops, work experience, and mentorship.
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 Napa-Solano communities.