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 live, work, and play.
Launched in 2019 in partnership with Unite Us, Thrive Local is a network of resources created to integrate social factors into Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery. This growing network of health care and social service providers provides our members with the resources and support they need to secure safe, affordable housing, healthy food, and other essentials by 2022.
Kaiser Permanente fully supports national and local efforts to ensure safe, stable, and affordable housing for our members and communities that face homelessness and housing insecurity. In 2020, we awarded close to $2.4 million in grants to homeless service providers to help prevent home evictions, provide medical care in shelters, and more.
As a health care provider, we feel an obligation to minimize our environmental impact. Kaiser Permanente is conscious of our environmental responsibility, which is evident in how we power our facilities, purchase medical supplies and equipment, manage waste, and invest in our communities.
Because healthy individuals require healthy communities, and healthy communities require economic opportunity, Kaiser Permanente has partnered since 2018 with the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business to bring the ICCC program to Baltimore. The program has provided no-cost capacity-building, coaching, and capital access to over 200 Baltimore-area businesses, many of which are owned by women or people of color. Learn more and nominate a business.