Kaiser Permanente Approves Nearly $600,000 in Community Benefit Grants in Riverside County
RIVERSIDE, CA — Kaiser Permanente Riverside and Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley announced the approval of 33 community benefit grants and donations totaling $599,464 in 2016. The not-for profit organization is committed to supporting programs that enhance education and strengthen the quality of health care for underserved communities.
Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. It is through its work in Community Benefit that the health care organization is able to provide community-based organizations with funding, partnerships and knowledge sharing.
Key grants include the following:
- Improving access to primary health care services
- United States Veterans Initiative was awarded a $20,000 grant to establish a medical home for chronically homeless and disabled veterans, ensuring coordination of primary care, psychiatric, dental and addiction treatment services.
- A $25,000 grant was awarded to Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine to expand dental services to the uninsured residents in the eastern Coachella Valley.
Obesity and Overweight
- Family Service Association was awarded a $20,000 grant for the Mobile Fresh program which provides fresh, affordable and nutritious produce in food deserts throughout Riverside County to increase access to healthy eating for residents of all ages.
- The City of Perris was awarded a $20,000 grant to the Perris Green City Farm Program – a Community Garden Demonstration center.
- A $10,000 grant was awarded to the Riverside Free Clinic to provide comprehensive diabetes management to the homeless population and ensure follow up care for other health conditions.
- Community Translational Research Institute received a $20,000 grant to model and demonstrate the benefits to an integrated community clinic approach to Type 2 diabetes prevention.
ABOUT KAISER PERMANENTE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 4 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information follow us on twitter; @KPSCALNews or go to: www.kp.org/share.
ABOUT KAISER PERMANENTE RIVERSIDE:
Kaiser Permanente opened its medical center in Riverside in 1989 and its hospital in Moreno Valley in 2008. Currently, we provide care for over 450,000 members throughout Riverside County. Over 480 physicians care for our members at 9 medical facilities and at Kaiser Permanente’s Riverside Medical Center and Moreno Valley Medical Center. Riverside Medical Center is licensed for 226 beds. Moreno Valley Medical Center has 101 licensed beds.
ABOUT KAISER PERMANENTE COMMUNITY BENEFIT PROGRAM
Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit program is committed to improving the health of the communities we serve and reducing health disparities through community partnerships with the safety net of community clinics, public health departments, public hospitals, and other agencies. Community Benefit also helps increase access to quality health care and coverage, regardless of income, through our charity care and charitable coverage programs; supports community groups to inspire people to make positive changes for health through our Healthy Eating Active Living programs and Community Health Initiatives; and shares our medical knowledge, expertise, and research to help Southern California people live healthier lives. For more info, visit www.community.kp.org