Kaiser Permanente to Host Celebratory Breakfast for Community Leaders and Non-profit Organizations

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The South Bay Medical Center recently awarded $362,000 in grants and donations to local non-profit organizations focused on addressing access to care, preventive care, violence prevention, and obesity prevention. Thirty-two local organizations received grants of up to $20,000, in some cases with a multi-year commitment of additional funds.

“As a non-profit organization, we are committed to improving the health of the communities we serve. To do that effectively, we must look beyond the walls of our medical offices, and grant-making is a critical component of that strategy,” said Dr. Barbara Carnes, area medical director for Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center. “Our local grantees are doing amazing work to serve the Long Beach community—from directly providing affordable, high-quality healthcare, to offering families a safe place to play and exercise.”

The 2015 grantees serving Long Beach include:

  • Black Beauty Shop Health Ambassador Project
  • California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center
  • Children’s Dental Health Clinic
  • The Children’s Clinic—Serving Children and Their Families
  • City of Long Beach, Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Elevate Your G.A.M.E.
  • The Foodbank of Southern California
  • Gang Alternatives Program
  • Harbor Interfaith Services
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Services
  • Long Beach Bar Foundation
  • NCLR /CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training
  • United State Veterans Initiative (US Vets)

This year’s grantees will be recognized during a celebratory breakfast Kaiser Permanente is hosting for community leaders and non-profit organizations who work to improve the health of the South Bay, Harbor and Long Beach communities. Highlights will include an update on the $1 million, multi-year grant that Kaiser Permanente provided to the City of Long Beach for “Healthy Eating, Active Living” efforts in North Long Beach. In addition, more than thirty community organization who receive grants from Kaiser Permanente will be recognized.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 3.6 million members in Southern California.

Kaiser Permanente South Bay has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Long Beach, Harbor and South Bay communities for 65 years and serves more than 220,000 members. The South Bay Service Area includes the Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center in Harbor City, and medical offices in Carson, Gardena, Lomita, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach and Torrance. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management.

Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/southbay.

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