Kaiser Permanente Northwest

About the Partnership:

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Kaiser Permanente Northwest awarded MIKE Program a grant for $15,000 to improve the health outcomes of 100 Portland youth. MIKE will mentor the youth, all of the ninth grade students at De La Salle North Catholic High School, to embrace and promote healthy behaviors for themselves, their peers and families and within their communities during the 2015-2016 academic year.

“Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s recognition and support positions us to strengthen the tangible changes we can make in the lives of youth,” says MIKE President Cheryl Neal, MD. The grant reflects the ongoing collaboration between Neal and Robert Winthrop, a member of the National Medicare/Medicaid Finance team with Kaiser Permanente, as well as a senior fellow with the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. Winthrop, together with Neal, is developing a business plan to sustain MIKE’s service expansion.

About Kaiser Permanente:

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 9.5 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia, including more than 495,000 medical and 227,000 dental members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

About Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Initiatives:

Kaiser Permanente Northwest is dedicated to improving the health of individuals and the communities we serve. Specifically, our work is focused on: connecting low-income people to health care, educating children and families about healthy eating and active living, creating and sharing groundbreaking research, strengthening health safety nets in our communities, and encouraging and organizing employee charitable giving. In 2013, financial contributions to improve the health of Northwest communities totaled more than $104 million.