Healthy Choices

Programs for healthy living benefit from 55 grants by Kaiser Permanente

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.