The Atlanta Regional Commission is a key partner in Kaiser Permanente's work to improve the regional capacity of safety net organizations to provide care to increasing numbers of uninsured in the Metro Atlanta area. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.
The Kaiser Permanente Fund for Community Benefit was established with a $1 million gift to the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. The purpose of this fund is to make grants to support the work of safety net organizations, provide care to the uninsured, reduce health disparities and support the development of community-based health initiatives that promote healthy eating, active living and other healthy lifestyle choices.
As a founding member of the Georgia Health Policy Center in 1995, Kaiser Permanente has been an active partner with the Center to develop and provide policy to improve the health and well being of Georgians.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia is working in the South DeKalb Belvedere Community to make a measurable impact on the health of residents by using evidence based approaches, community engagement and public health interventions to reduce the incidence of diabetes, obesity and asthma through improved nutrition and increased physical activity.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia partners with 21 community organizations that provide referrals for its charitable health coverage program. Through the Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program, eligible individuals with no access to public or private health insurance receive a premium subsidy for up to two years. Kaiser Permanente subsidizes 95 percent of the premium and enrolled members pay the balance.
Since 2001, Kaiser Permanente Georgia has been the Presenting Sponsor for the March of Dimes' March for Babies. Employees have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of the organization's mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia partners with The Atlanta Women's Foundation in support of its mission to increase self-sufficiency among women and girls and accomplish positive social change. As Georgia's only public foundation focused exclusively on the issues of women and girls, the Foundation serves five counties in the metropolitan Atlanta area.