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Kaiser Permanente Approves $12 Million in Community Benefit Grants in Third Quarter of 2008
Date:10/28/2008

and improve the complicated procedures that have become barriers to enrolling qualified residents into health insurance and entitlement programs such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Families.

Funding of $100,000 over the next two years will also go to the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County to establish a Medical Legal Community Partnership with community clinics and community health workers.

Community Health Initiatives

Kaiser Permanente has awarded almost $200,000 to the Vacaville Unified School District of Northern California for the Healthy Eating, Active Living Local Partnership Grant BMI (Body Mass Index) Intervention Study. The two- year study will examine whether parents with overweight children who understand their child's BMI results will respond by utilizing intervention resources to get their child to a healthy range.

Kaiser Permanente also is providing funding of $100,000 to the Walk San Diego organization for the Next Steps Project, which will expand outreach and advocacy to increase walkability in West Chula Vista and to promote walking as a mode of transportation and as sound physical activity.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health plan. Founded in 1945, the program is headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Kaiser Permanente serves 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Today it encompasses Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the Permanente Medical Groups. Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente includes approximately 164,000 technical, administrative and clerical employees and caregivers, and 14,000 physicians representing all specialties. The organization's Labor Management Partnership is the largest such health care partnership in the United States. It governs how more than 130,000 workers, managers, physicians and dentists work together to make Kaiser Permanente the best place to receive car
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