Kaiser Permanente Q4 Grants Total $90 Million, $170 Million for 2009
On Thursday, Kaiser Permanente announced that it awarded 500 community benefit grants worth $90 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, boosting the Oakland-based HMO's total community benefit donations to $170 million nationwide in 2009, the San Francisco Business Times reports.Â Â
Kaiser said the grants are part of a $1.7 billion community benefit budget for 2009, including $1.5 billion in charity care.
The awards include 15 grants to community clinic consortia and other groups in Northern California that work to help low-income residents maintain enrollment in Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, California's Medicaid program and the state's version of the Children's Health Insurance Program, respectively (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 2/11).In addition, Kaiser awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Child Obesity Prevention Project (Los Angeles Daily News, 2/11). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.