Kaiser Permanente in the Community
Kaiser Permanente was founded over 70 years ago with a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We fulfill that mission by providing coordinated care from our own medical group, and by supporting community health through our non-profit health plan.
In 2019, Kaiser Permanente expanded our health care services to the military community in Atlanta, GA. We are committed to providing high quality, convenient health care to eligible TRICARE Prime beneficiaries – we are honored to serve those who serve our country.
As the nation’s largest nonprofit health plan, Kaiser Permanente proudly invests in the total health of our communities through programs such as:
- Support for specific populations such as military veterans
- Health care for the uninsured and underinsured
- Hospitals, health department, and community health center grants
- Nursing, pharmacy, and medical school scholarships
- Educational programs for healthy living
- Support for specific health issues such as mental health
Supporting the Military Community
As part of our commitment to serve the military and their families, Kaiser Permanente has begun a collaboration with The Military Coalition and its 33 military service organizations that advocate for health needs. Our goal is to identify—and help support—the unmet and underserved health needs of the local military community.
Examples of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the military community already include:
- Veteran Empowerment Organization (VEO) – Kaiser Permanente’s Senior Director [of Health Plan Services in Georgia is a member of the board of directors. We supported VEO’s behavioral health program last year with a $50,000 grant. The program’s goal is to provide mental health assessments to over 300 veterans and more intensive counseling for 150 of those veterans. The program also provides veterans with substance use group therapy.
- Additionally, Kaiser Permanente supports community based mental health providers throughout metro Atlanta in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health issues. Partners have included, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation. CHRIS 180, Odyssey Family Counseling and many others.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to hiring military veterans, because we recognize that our U.S. military members are uniquely qualified to enhance our team. In fact, we’ve again been chosen as a Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer.* Learn more about one of the nation’s top-rated workplaces for veterans. external link. You can also hear why our veteran employees and doctors choose to work for us.
What: Free PTSD Virtual Symposium
When: Monday, November 23, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Details: As we close out a difficult year, Kaiser Permanente’s Veteran’s Association Resource Group is hosting an insightful conversation on PTSD and suicide prevention lead by Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Lateefah Watford, Chief of Behavioral Health, and Dr. Paula Bloom, Clinical Psychologist. Don’t miss this opportunity to join this important conversation…bring your questions!
Register: Please RSVP here and receive a link to attend this virtual event
*The Military Friendly® Company survey investigates and identifies the organizations whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact. From hiring and career advancement to customer service and charitable investment, 2020 Military Friendly® Companies lead the way.
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