Kaiser gives back in El Paso County


In a time when money is running thin in many sectors, health giant Kaiser Permanente is lending a hand through a series of small grants in Southern Colorado.

The organization donated more than $450,000 to 41 nonprofits and organizations in our half of the state, the vast majority in El Paso County.

To learn more, read on:

COLORADO SPRINGS — Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, today announced that it donated more than $450,000 to 41 nonprofit and community based organizations located in Southern Colorado in 2013.

These charitable donations were distributed to support organizations and programs that aim to improve community health. Kaiser Permanente’s charitable donations support evidence, population and/or prevention-based initiatives that seek to create improvements in sustainable systems. Since 1997, Kaiser Permanente has addressed pressing health and social concerns in Southern Colorado through charitable contributions, sponsorships, preventive health education, community service work and community health initiatives.

Recipients of Kaiser Permanente Southern Colorado charitable donations in 2013 include: 


Charitable donations by Kaiser Permanente to these organizations are being used to support a variety of social, physical and governmental projects and programs that seek to increase health knowledge, improve healthy behaviors and create community change. Kaiser Permanente funding will also be allocated to initiatives that are focused on improving access to health care for those with limited financial resources.

“Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to improving the health of our members and the communities we serve,” said Holly Kortum, Kaiser Permanente’s executive director of operations in Southern Colorado. “One way we are able to accomplish this is by funding and partnering with organizations located right here in Southern Colorado that provide comprehensive, effective and culturally competent services to meet the diverse needs of the community. Our targeted approach to funding these 41 organizations allows for increased support of their efforts to improve community health and well-being, while aligning with our mission to spread health to all.”

Kaiser Permanente has provided high-quality, convenient health care to more than 56,000 members living in Southern Colorado since 1997. The health plan offers members access to more than 800 affiliated providers in southern Colorado, along with a medical office in Pueblo and the Briargate Senior Health Center in Colorado Springs. Visit kp.org to learn more about Kaiser Permanente.

To learn more about the Kaiser Permanente community benefit program, go to kp.org/communitybenefit.

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