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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 a top priority across our service areas. We know that Housing Is Health. 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 homelessness.

In addition to financial support, Kaiser Permanente staff participate in local committees and workgroups providing expertise and technical assistance to important community initiatives.

Here are some of our important programs and partnerships in Lane County:

  • We supported White Bird Medical Clinic in creating a safe COVID-19 screening and testing center for Lane County’s unhoused.
  • Homes for Good’s The Commons on MLK welcomed its first residents in February 2021. The Commons provides people in Lane County who have been chronically homeless with their own studio apartment and services to achieve self-sufficiency. Kaiser Permanente has been a long-time partner and awarded $750,000 to support construction and operations.
  • Over a year in the making, Endeavor Eugene was launched in February 2021 to help the business community address equity, inclusion, and diversity within local workplaces.
  • Springfield Volunteers in Medicine is a 2-year $100,000 initiative focused on increasing oversight of diabetic patients, instituting a vision services program, outreaching to the Latino community, and improving intra-clinic operations and communication.
  • The School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Collaborative is increasing collaboration among leadership, providers, and staff to help improve access to care and address health issues across Lane County SBHCs ($170,000)

Homes for Good’s The Commons on MLK provides safe housing and support services for those who have been homeless for extended time.