In order to bring about healthier decisions among people in our communities, Kaiser Permanente is giving a grant for $28,000 to the THINK Together’s Healthy Living Program. The grants will help change the forecast for health inequalities in our communities and broaden the availability to all in need.
Kaiser Permanente gives grant for THINK Healthy program
Kaiser Permanente Riverside awarded THINK Together a $20,000 grant to initiate Healthy Living Programs in 16 elementary schools in Moreno Valley, Val Verde, Lake Elsinore and Nuview Union School Districts and to also support existing middle school Healthy Living Programs in those districts.
“Kaiser Permanente supports a healthy school environment for healthy eating and active living,” said Vita Willett, Executive Director, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan Riverside Area. “The partnership with THINK Together is part of our total health strategy to build healthy communities through collaboration.”
The Network for Healthy Living California will collaborate with THINK Together in Riverside to support the Healthy Living Program by providing curriculum like Harvest of the Month and Power Play as well as training support for THINK Together staff.
Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers also supported THINK Together by awarding a $8,000 grant to support Healthy Living Programs in Redlands and Rialto middle schools, which expands the Healthy Living Program into San Bernardino County.
“Kaiser Permanente has a social mission to care for the communities we serve,” said Greg Christian, Executive Director, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan, San Bernardino County Area. “Providing resources to programs that improve the health of our communities and their residents is central to this mission. We are pleased to work with strong partners such as THINK Together.”(read more here)
The Kaiser Permanente grants for the THINK healthy programs are only one of many programs that Kaiser supports. They are definitely committed to improving people’s lives through better health care, and what could be more important than that!