The Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and national Kaiser Permanente work streams and logic model 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 measurably improve the conditions and core areas outlined below - particularly in underserved and low-income communities.
Funded programs in 2017 will produce outcomes that result in measurable impacting needs outlined in the Assessment: Access to Primary & Mental Health Care; Chronic Disease Prevention & Management (Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension); School Graduation Rates & Educational Attainment; Mental Health Conditions; and HIV/AIDS. Examples of measurable impact might include: lower A1C readings, HIV viral loads, or improved PHQ-9 assessments.
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 knowledge gain
• increased physical activity resulting in measurable health improvement (improved BMI, blood pressure, e.g.)
• improved environmental or social conditions for underserved populations
Treatment – Strategies that promote increased treatment and health improvement for underserved populations through
• primary health care
• behavioral health care
• management of chronic diseases identified in Kaiser Permanente's Community Health Needs Assessment