As part of a new partnership, Kaiser Permanente clinicians are volunteering to staff the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington's evening urgent care clinic one night every other month. Read the Columbian's news article to learn more.
Our partnership with Playworks helps increase physical activity, decrease bullying, and improve learning in schools. Watch a news clip about Playworks here. This partnership brings discounted training programs to more than 40 regional schools. Training helps administrators and adults facilitate fun, inclusive play at recess and incorporate physical activity into curriculum. Find out if your favorite school is eligible. Learn more.
Kaiser Permanente joins five major partners for a far-reaching public health campaign about obesity and excess weight, and their effects on our country. This five part documentary series can be viewed online and screening toolkits are available for community organizations. We are also actively working with community partners to host documentary screening events and informational sessions. Learn more.
In 2012 and 2013, we are collaborating with partners across our region to take an in depth look at community health data and identify the most pressing health issues for our Northwest communities. This assessment will inform how we improve community health through our community investments and care delivery.
Scholarships are awarded annually to students in our Northwest service area. The application period for the 2013 – 2014 school year is open through January 18, 2013. Scholarships will be announced at an awards ceremony in May 2013. Learn more.
Booking is now open for “Texting the Sun,” a production for grades six through eight that explores the challenges of navigating our media-saturated reality. Free performances will tour junior high schools February through April of 2013. Learn more.
Keith Bachman, MD, leads a walking group from 12:30 to 1 p.m. every Tuesday. The starting location is the walkway between Kaiser Permanente Interstate Central and South buildings.
Dr. Bachman is an internist at Interstate Medical Office East who specializes in weight management. He believes exercise is powerful medicine and that daily physical activity is essential to improving health and quality of life and avoiding chronic conditions.
Ten treks from the Walk There! guidebook go mobile with the launch of Metro and Kaiser Permanente’s new Walk There! iPhone app. The free app features maps, turn-by-turn directions, photos, and audio stories to help you get out and experience parks, neighborhoods, and trails by foot.
The GPS-enabled app lets you track your location as you travel along the route. Watch a video and download the app here.