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There's a heartbeat for every community, and like you, we strive to keep it strong. That’s why we collaborate with partners and leaders to help people in our cities, counties, towns, and neighborhoods transform their vision for a healthy community into a thriving reality. Maybe you've seen some of our efforts in Maryland where you work, live, or play.
In 2016, Kaiser Permanente launched a pilot program providing no-cost health screenings at barber shops in West Baltimore. The program delivered flu shots, blood pressure checks, and BMI screenings in convenient and comfortable settings — barber shops — increasing access to routine health services. The program relaunched in fall of 2017 to include hair salons, and is continuing with year-round community health programs.
We worked with the people of West Baltimore to transform and reopen their park. In partnership with local nonprofit Park Heights Renaissance and community members, Kaiser Permanente provided funding and support for community volunteers to help clear overgrown plants, repair playground equipment, resurface a half-court for basketball, and equip the court with a half-height hoop to emphasize that this is a place for children to thrive.
In partnership with Bon Secours, a neighborhood revitalization plan for ZIP code 21223 seeks to advance health equity and economic opportunity in West Baltimore with a Kaiser Permanente investment of more than $1.8 million. Included will be the construction of a community resource center for youth and adults — with economic, health, and social services — supported by an array of local partners. The partnership will support the establishment of new businesses, a decline in the unemployment rate, and the availability of new mental health services.
Because healthy individuals require healthy communities, and healthy communities require economic opportunity, Kaiser Permanente kicked off the Inner City Capital Connection (ICCC) in July 2018, with the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business. The program provides no-cost training, education, and mentorship to dozens of small businesses from across the Baltimore area. The businesses represent more than a dozen industries; more than 80 percent are minority-owned. ICCC is a national nonprofit research and advisory organization that has a demonstrated record of success across the country.
Beginning in 2008, Kaiser Permanente joined with community and government leaders in Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, and Edmonston to launch the Port Towns Community Health Partnership (PTCHP). The goal: make the Port Towns and Prince George’s County a healthy place to live, learn, work, play, and worship. Partners include ECO City Farms, the Food Equity Council, and End Time Harvest Ministries.
In 2017, Kaiser Permanente awarded more than $60,000 in grants to Prince George’s County Public Schools. The program was designed to provide resources for teachers and staff to improve their health. The 25 projects included the purchase of new fitness equipment, the launch of healthy eating and active lifestyle programs, the creation of relaxation areas for stress management, and other resources to make healthy choices easier for busy school staff. The program is being expanded to other school systems.
Kaiser Permanente committed $1 million to help Venture Philanthropy Partners expand career- and college-readiness programs in Prince George’s County. The Ready for Work initiative is designed to increase the number of students graduating from high school with the technical and academic skills needed for long-term employment. By 2021, the initiative will help almost 3,000 students.