Press Releases: Hawaii
December 13, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Donates Over $97,000 to Support Community Health Initiatives and Safety Net Efforts
Grants support healthy food access and health disparities prevention
HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced $97,412 in grant funding in support of two community health initiatives aimed at promoting nutrition in schools and helping to feed low-income families, and a safety-net effort to address childhood obesity.
Hawaii Department of Education — $40,000 Grant
This community health initiative will promote nutrition in schools in alignment with the federal Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act. Kaiser Permanente’s grant will help establish Hawaii’s first School Nutrition Assistance Association and training of 40 Hawaii School Food Authorities to improve nutrition in schools statewide.
Hawaii Department of Labor & Industrial Relations and Hawaii Department of Human Services — $35,000 Grant
Kaiser Permanente’s grant will promote increased utilization of the state’s SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits to put food on the tables of eligible low-income families through a collaboration involving Hawaii Department of Human Services, Hawaii Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, farmers markets, vendors and community partners.
Accountable Healthcare Alliance of Rural Oahu — $22,412 Grant
Grant will support the implementation of the first collaborative pediatric project in Hawaii by optimizing the quality of services related to childhood obesity and associated health disparities through a partnership between Ko‘olauloa Community Health and Wellness Center, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and Waimanalo Health Center.
About Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years, with physicians who are members of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty physician group practice in the state of Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. kp.org for additional information. Become a fan of good health with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii: Like our page at facebook.com/KPHawaii and follow @KPHawaii on Twitter.