Funding Priorities

The Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and national Kaiser Permanente work streams guide our funding priorities. The CHNA identifies the most pressing health challenges and affected populations in our 32-county service area. Our work streams are set by Kaiser Permanente’s national Board of Directors. Community Benefit strives to improve community health by supporting health improvement programs that address the conditions and core areas outlined below - particularly in underserved and low-income communities.

Heart Disease, Hypertension/Stroke

Mental Health

Teen Pregnancy
Low Birth Weight
Educational Attainment

Examples might include, but are not limited to:
Prevention – Strategies support access to health care, knowledge gain/behavior change, and/or policy change resulting in reduced health disparities through
• increased long-term nutrition access and education
• increased physical activity resulting in measurable health improvement
• improved environmental or social conditions for underserved populations

Treatment – Strategies that promote increased treatment for underserved populations through
• primary health care
• behavioral health care
• management of chronic diseases identified in Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Needs Assessment

Work Streams
Access to Care – Facilitating the availability of health care by removing barriers that can inhibit care access

Community Health Initiatives – Evidence-based, healthy eating and active living strategies that create healthier communities

Developing & Disseminating Knowledge – Spreading health knowledge by training health care professionals and conducting research

Safety Net Partnerships – Working with institutions that provide health care for the underserved such as free and charitable clinics and community health centers

Q:What is Community Benefit?

Kaiser Permanente of Georgia cares for people – both inside and outside of the exam room. As a non-profit, tax exempt health plan, our idea of health care goes beyond the walls of our medical facilities and into the communities we serve.

Community Benefit supports efforts that improve access to care for all – especially the low-income and underserved – and create healthy, vibrant communities. We work to benefit the community at-large by addressing issues and concerns that affect its overall health.

Community Benefit is more than what we do; it’s who we are.