Improving the health of the communities we serve is central to who we are. Employees in every department of the Kaiser Permanente Georgia Region are encouraged to give back to the community through participation in a number of events. Employees also have the opportunity to make financial contributions to community organizations. Below are just a few examples:
In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, 29 Georgia Region employees and practitioners provided health screenings at one of Atlanta's largest homeless shelters, the Pine Street Shelter. More than 375 men and women received free health screenings and a 150 of those screened received a flu shot.
Also during the holiday weekend, Kaiser Permanente partnered with Hands on Atlanta to give practitioners and employees the opportunity to volunteer with 90 community service projects in metro Atlanta.
Kaiser Permanente provided more than 800 free flu shots to low income or at-risk individuals as part of its Community Benefit program. The vaccines were provided as charity care to non-members by setting up flu shot clinics with eight area non-profit organizations and homeless shelters.
Kaiser Permanente is an official sponsor of Earth Share of Georgia's Earth Day activities, which include Green Day, a volunteer clean up day.