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Programs for healthy living benefit from 55 grants by Kaiser Permanente

07/22/2014 7:38 PM

07/22/2014 7:39 PM

Kaiser Permanente is spreading $1.4 million around the four-county capital region in the form of 55 grants for local nonprofit organizations that support healthy living.

The community benefit grants range in individual amounts from from $7,590 to $99,000 and focus on the topics of access to care, healthy eating, active living, safety and mental health. So far this year, Kaiser Permanente’s grants include:

Breathe California’s asthma parent education received $7,590; Communicare Health Centers for expanded access to care, $40,000; Community Against Sexual Harm’s sexual exploitation harm reduction program, $25,000; Elk Grove Unified School District’s teen parent program, $33,412; Latino Leadership Council, $25,000; MindGame for concussion safety for student athletes, $16,380; Sacramento County for low-income flu clinics, $20,000; WellSpace Health’s interim care program, $44,000; WellSpace Health’s T3 South Sacramento program, $44,000; Wellspace Health’s T3 program in Placer County, $99,000; California Food Literacy Center, teaching healthy eating to school children, $10,000; Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center’s Mack Road Farmer’s Market, $20,000; CSUS Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, $15,000; Sacramento Loaves and Fishes’ mental health program, $10,000; Elica Health Center’s comprehensive behavioral health program, $41,500 and more.

About This Blog

Sacramento Bee reporters Cynthia Craft and Sammy Caiola write about community health issues in the Sacramento region. Their work is in conjunction with the California Endowment, a non-profit health foundation created in 1996.

Cynthia H. Craft is The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health. She graduated from Ohio State University and previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and California Journal. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. Reach her at or 916-321-1270. Twitter: @cynthiahcraft.

Sammy Caiola joined The Sacramento Bee as a health reporter in 2014. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was a Top 10 finisher in the William Randolph Hearst College Journalism Awards. Reach her at or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola.


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