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Kaiser Grants For Peninsula Organizations

On Monday Kaiser Permanente announced recipients of its grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 for community programs that improve health---in every way from obesity to violence.

Kaiser Permanente announced their annual Community Benefit Grant recipients Monday, which included several Peninsula organizations.

Burlingame-based Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), PARCA, the American Heart Association and Shelter Network (now InnVision Shelter Network) all received grants.

“This funding will help provide a positive impact on our communities’ health,” said Kaiser Senior Vice President and Area Manager Frank Beirne. “Partnering with community based organizations is one way we help transform neighborhoods and communities into healthier places to live, work, and play." 

Grant applicants were required to address one of five health priorities: childhood obestiy, access to care, at-risk youth behavior, health of our aging population, and violence.

Kaiser's Community Benefit Advisory Board evaluated over 100 applications before awarding $610,000 in grants.

Tell Patch in the comments below what you think are the best ways to improve health in our communities. 

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Judi August 09, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I wish Kaiser would give a grant for seniors to attend Silver Sneakers (fitness for seniors at 24-hour fitness) like HealthNet does. They should INVEST in their own members as an outreach... "health of our aging population" certainly meets the criteria. Shame on Kaiser for not doing this and serving their own seniors FIRST.

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