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Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $1.5 million to Sacramento-area nonprofit organizations

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $1.5 million to Sacramento-area nonprofit organizations

Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities. The grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

But other grants help to improve overall community health, especially access to healthy food.

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

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Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Named Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace

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Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center has earned a Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award from the Breastfeeding Coalition of Greater Sacramento, an affiliate of the California Breastfeeding Coalition.

Each year, the coalition presents the award to local organizations that have been nominated by their employees for going "above and beyond" to support breastfeeding in the workplace. The award was presented by State Senator Richard Pan, MD, during a May 7 ceremony at the State Capitol.

RN’s Leadership Earns Ebola Care Recognition

RN’s Leadership Earns Ebola Care Recognition

Rena Perez is a patient advocate, who balances being logical and detail-oriented with the softer side of nursing: compassion, vulnerability, and warmth. She was instrumental in directing the team that developed the Ebola patient workflow for Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento. Perez also works on multiple projects to drive high-quality patient care in her intensive care unit, and this year, she achieved her Critical Care Registered Nurse certification through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Perez recently earned a Kaiser Permanente Extraordinary Nurse Award. Read on to learn about her nursing journey.

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