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Kaiser Permanente Approves $43 Million in Community Benefit Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008
Date:2/3/2009

ommunity Clinic Healthcare Network in San Diego, to promote access to referrals, reduce demand for referrals and increase the percentage of appropriate referrals for specialists.
  • The Ventura County Medical Center Health Care Agency, to implement access to specialty care through programs such as e-health strategies that include telemedicine, e-referrals and e-mail consults.
  • The Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers in South Los Angeles, to develop a referral process and referral guidelines for identified specialty areas.
  • Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California Health Care Network, to expand and implement specialty care models for gastroenterology, ophthalmology and orthopedics in Central and East Los Angeles.
  • Sharing Knowledge

    Kaiser Permanente has pledged $2 million to the University of California, Los Angeles, to support the David Geffen School of Medicine. Funding will be used to expand the Hispanic International Medical Graduate Program aimed at increasing the number of Hispanic family physicians in California.

    The University of Georgia Foundation has been awarded of a $150,000 grant to fund a Kaiser Permanente Health Disparities Graduate Fellowship through the College of Public Health. The fellowship will help public health professionals understand the social determinants of health disparities and translate that knowledge to policy and program development.

    Care and Coverage for Low-Income People

    Kaiser Permanente has pledged $2.5 million to the Center for Health Care Strategies for its Rethinking Care Program. This program is focused on improving quality and reducing expenditures for complex Medicaid patients in collaboration with state Medicaid agencies, health plans and funders.

    A grant of $2 million was approved
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