A True Partner for Community Health
At Kaiser Permanente, we believe that total health is directly linked to the overall health of our community. That’s why each year we partner with and fund organizations here in the Northwest working to improve community health.
As a nonprofit organization, Kaiser Permanente makes carefully selected investments to address the most pressing needs facing our communities and to improve community health.
Housing is one our top priorities. We know that without a secure place to stay, you can’t build a life or take care of your health. In Lane County, we have partnered with regional organizations and invested more than $2 million in local programs that address housing security.
In addition to financial support, Kaiser Permanente staff participate in local committees and workgroups providing expertise and technical assistance to important community initiatives.
These are a few of the partnerships and programs Kaiser Permanente are supporting in Lane County:
- Working to increase access to secure housing, Kaiser Permanente has supported Homes for Good and ShelterCare. In 2021, Homes for Good’s opened The Commons on MLK . The Commons provides people in Lane County who have been chronically homeless with their own studio apartment and services to achieve self-sufficiency.
- Awarded grant to White Bird Medical Clinic to help create a safe COVID-19 screening and testing center for Lane County’s unhoused.
- Partnered with the Eugene Chamber of Commerce to develop Endeavor Eugene. The program was created help the business community address equity, inclusion, and diversity within local workplaces.
- Provided funding to Springfield Volunteers in Medicine for a multi-focused initiative that includes increasing oversight of diabetic patients, instituting a vision services program, expanding outreaching to the Latino community, and improving intra-clinic operations and communication.
Community Resource Directory
Kaiser Permanente’s community resource directory is an easy and convenient way for community members to find help with housing, food, finances, utilities, and more in their local areas.
Community members can search the directory on their own at kp.org/communityresources or talk with a specialist by calling 1-800-443-6328. Both services are offered at no cost.