The Daily Record: Kaiser Permanente awards $895K to improve community health

By Daily Record Staff
July 27, 2020

Kaiser Permanente’s mid-Atlantic region is providing $895,000 in grants to community organizations and non-profits throughout the mid-Atlantic region in support of community health initiatives.

The 15 grants support programs that improve health and well-being throughout the region. The health system, which has more than 770,000 members in the region and 33 medical centers, provides grants each year to organizations that support the environmental and socioeconomic drivers of health in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia as part of its ongoing commitment to improving community health.

At the core of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to improving health and well-being is robust support of community and social health initiatives.

This includes strategies to address social factors that impact a person’s total health, such as access to basic nutrition, a place to live, and economic opportunities. Kaiser Permanente focuses its community investments in neighborhoods and ZIP codes where there are significant and preventable barriers to good health. Since its inception 75 years ago, the organization has maintained a deep and abiding commitment to health equity and the elimination of health disparities. Through its integrated care delivery approach as well as its community health focus, Kaiser Permanente is working to identify, address and anticipate individuals’ and communities’ social health needs to positively contribute to total health.

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