Kaiser Permanente Announces Over $460,000 in Grants for Greater Los Angeles Area

Continuing its strong commitment to support the communities it serves, the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center announced that it will award a total of $464,000 in Community Benefit grants to 44 nonprofit organizations across Los Angeles County in 2016.

The grants support community-based organizations and community health clinics that are dedicated to providing direct services that improve the health and well-being of the communities within the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center geographic service area.

“We believe that our support and collaboration with local partners is key to helping improve the overall health of our community,” explained Mario Ceballos, community benefit manager at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “This is just one of the many ways in which our medical center hopes to create the positive impact we all envision for our communities.”

The Los Angeles Medical Center’s grant funding is informed by Kaiser Permanente’s (No. 1 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) annual Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Grants are awarded to organizations in one of four community health need categories: Access to Health Care, Prevention and Management of Pediatric Obesity/Diabetes Prevention, Prevention and Management of Adult Hypertension, Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease, and Early Detection, Prevention and Management of Mental Health Illness.

As listed in the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center 2016 CHNA report: “Good health for the entire community, which we call Total Health, requires equity and social and economic well-being.”

Programs supported by Los Angeles Medical Center’s community benefit help underserved individuals and families receive primary care, specialty, dental and mental health care. They also teach people how to manage chronic diseases, promote preventive care, provide healthy eating and active living education, and support basic needs such as employment training, food security, housing and transportation.

The 44 2016 Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Community Benefit grant recipients are:

  • A Community of Friends
  • A Place Called Home
  • A Window Between Worlds
  • Academia Avance Charter School
  • Alliance for Housing and Healing
  • Amanecer Community Counseling Service
  • Anderson Munger Family YMCA
  • APLA Health & Wellness
  • Asian Pacific Health Care Venture
  • Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood
  • City of Glendale, Community Services and Parks Department
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
  • Covenant House — Los Angeles
  • Five Acres
  • Foothill Family Service
  • Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County
  • Glendale Community Free Health Clinic
  • Glendale Healthy Kids
  • Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services
  • Homies Unidos
  • InnerCity Struggle
  • Jumpstart
  • Kids’ Community Clinic of Burbank
  • Latino Equality Alliance
  • LAUSD STEM Academy of Hollywood
  • Leap
  • Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation
  • Los Angeles Christian Health Centers
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • Los Angeles Youth Network
  • Maternal and Child Health Access
  • New Economics for Women
  • Optimist Boys Home & Ranch / Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services
  • Pacific Clinics
  • St. Anne’s
  • St. Barnabas Senior Center
  • St. Francis Center
  • Step Up on Second Street Inc.
  • Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA
  • Students Run LA
  • Weingart Center Association
  • Worksite Wellness LA
  • YWCA Pasadena — Foothill Valley

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