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Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $100,000 to organizations serving West Sacramento
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Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $100,000 to organizations serving West Sacramento

Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities. That includes nearly $100,000 to organizations serving West Sacramento.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

But other grants help to improve over all community health, especially access to healthy food.

One of the grant recipients is the Yolo County Children's Alliance which will use its grant to support the West Sacramento Family Resource Center. Programs offered meet various needs such as subsidized health insurance or supplemental food plus referrals to community resources such as housing or jobs assistance.

“We are incredibly thankful to Kaiser Permanente for supporting our West Sacramento Family Resource Center. The process to secure, retain and use health care coverage is long and complicated – our family resource centers provide one-on-one assistance for families, especially limited English speaking families. Without this type of support, many families have no one else to help them navigate the complex application and enrollment process,” says Katie Villegas, Executive Director for the Yolo County Children’s Alliance. “We are a friendly face in a sea of overwhelming paperwork.”


Other West Sacramento grant highlights include:

  • A grant to CommuniCare Health Centers to support expanded access to its Integrated Behavioral Health program providing behavioral health services in its primary care clinics for children, adolescents and families.
  • Elica Health Centers will use a grant to increase its Integrated Behavioral Health-Primary Care in areas including West Sacramento. Elica intends to help patients end negative behaviors such as the overuse of pain medications while nurturing positive behaviors that will enhance the long-term effectiveness of the primary care.
  • A grant to the Yolo Family Service Agency to support an expansion of West Sacramento Counseling Services, providing school-based therapeutic services to students and their families. Using talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, communication skills and stress management skills, students are better able to figure out what will motivate them at school, at home and in their environments.

Kaiser Permanente operates medical centers and outpatient clinics in three local service areas – South Sacramento, Sacramento and Roseville. The Community Benefit grants will help thousands of underserved area residents in communities throughout Greater Sacramento.

In 2014, Kaiser Permanente hospitals and health plan provided approximately $247 million in community benefit to the Greater Sacramento region. Community grants are one part of the community benefit portfolio that also includes charity care and coverage provided to uninsured or underinsured individuals in local communities.

For more information about Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to the community in Greater Sacramento, click on:  http://sacramento.kaiserpermanente.org/the-kp-difference/caring-for-our-community.


Kaiser Permanente Greater Sacramento

2015 Community Benefit Grantee List:

  • Focus area: Access to Care

Breathe California - Parent Asthma Classes at schools        

CommuniCare Health Centers - Integrated Behavioral Health        

Community Against Sexual Harm - CASH Safety and Wellness        

Elk Grove Unified School District - EGUSD Teen Parent Program (TPP)       

Harm Reduction Service - Substance Using Youth Program (RHINO)          

Keaton Raphael Memorial - Family Navigator Expansion

Latino Leadership Council - CREER En Tu Salud        

Placer County DHHS - Immunization Task Force       

Powerhouse Ministries - Health Links Program        

Sacramento City Unified School District - Access to Care and Support

Sacramento Covered - Access to Care Project

Sacramento LGBT Community Center - Mobile Testing Unit

Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. - Complex Care Management Program

Saint John's Program for Real Change - Psychotropic Medication and Client Support

Saint Vincent de Paul Society - Free Community Health Clinics

Seniors First - Health Express

Susan G. Komen - Circle of Promise

The Gathering Inn - Interim Care Program

WellSpace Health - Triage Transport Treatment South Sacramento           

WellSpace Health – Interim Care Program

Yolo County Children's Alliance - West Sacramento Family Resource Center

  • Focus area: Healthy Eating, Active Living

Arden Garden Market - Arden Garden Farmers Market      

Arden Manor Recreation & Park District - Afterschool Program

City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Department - Folsom STARS

Elk Grove Food Bank Services - Accessible and Nutritious Food Program

Folsom Cordova Unified School District - HEAL Programs

Fresh Producers - Fresher Meal Plans           

Health Education Council - Don't Buy the Lie Program

Mutual Assistance Network - Arden Arcade Youth-Led Health Survey

Placer Foodbank - School Pantry Program    

ReIMAGINE Mack Road Foundation - Mack Road Valley Hi Farmers Market

Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. - Oak Park Farmers Market      

Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture Project - Eat Your Veggies          

  • Focus area: Mental Health (Sacramento and Roseville Medical Centers)

Community Recovery Resources - Navigator Program        

Elica Health Centers - Integrated Behavioral Health

KidsFirst - Trauma-Informed Therapy           

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center - Building Mental Health and Wellness

Placer County Office of Education - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Placer People of Faith Together - Mental Health Awareness

Roberts Family Development Center - Teen Scene  

Sacramento Loaves and Fishes - Genesis Mental Health      

Sheriff's Community Impact Program - Deputy Friend Youth Outreach Program   

Stand Up Placer, Inc. - Domestic and Sexual Violence Services       

TLCS, Inc. - Transportation to Mental Health Services         

WellSpace Health - T3 Foothills         

Women’s Empowerment - Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention    

Yolo Family Service Agency - Mental Health Services

  • Focus area: Safety as a Health Issue (South Sacramento Medical Center)

Always Knocking, Inc. - Expanded Youth/Gang Violence Prevention Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento - Leaders in Training Rise Up   

My Sister's House - Project REACH   

People Reaching Out, Inc. - The Respect Campaigns

Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) - Safety as a Health Issue           

Sacramento County Office of Education - LINKS Group Mentoring Program          

WEAVE, Inc. - Domestic Violence Assistance Project

  • Focus area: Workforce Development

Valley High School Health TECH Academy - CACHE Outreach Project

WayUp Sacramento - Education and Workforce Development Project


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