(KPCG) Kaiser Permanente Community Fund has awarded $2.5 million dollars to improve health in 20 different health organizations in Oregon and Washington. This grant helps treat problems in the community health that would normally go untreated which could lead to more serious health problems in the future.
Kaiser Permanente gives $2.5 million to Community Fund
according to the Lund Report
Within the context of health care reform and improved health, the fund currently focuses on three specific social determinants of health: healthy beginnings and early childhood development, educational attainment and economic opportunity. These focus areas were selected for their ability to build on community momentum and their potential for long-‐term impact.
“For too many of us, conditions where we’re born, learn and live limit our choices and our opportunity to be healthy,” said Nichole Maher, president of Northwest Health Foundation. “The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund supports organizations that are tackling these conditions in innovative ways that are driven by the very communities they seek to impact. We’re honored to support exactly this kind of work.”
“Healthy people and communities depend on more than the care they get through medical offices and hospitals—good health starts where we live, work and play,” added Sue Hennessy, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Health Plan Services at Kaiser Permanente Northwest. “Prevention and early intervention work. Investing in communities is essential to improving the health of our population today and making health care more affordable in the long run.”
This fund supported by Kaiser Permanente is a fantastic grant that aids in the prevention of more serious health complications for people that would not otherwise have the ability to take care of a health issue because of financial inability. Each individual that takes advantage of this program with undoubtedly have the chance to seek a better, healthier lifestyle that will enhance not only their own life, but the health of the community in general. Keep up the good work KPCG.