Through Community Health investments, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia seeks to help make possible the provision of healthcare and services and improve targeted health markers to individuals in under-resourced communities. The programs we support increase safety net organizations’ ability to provide care, promote healthy communities, and reduce health disparities related to care access.
Founded in 1985, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia is the state’s largest not-for-profit health plan. Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.
In 2018, we made the transition from Community Benefit to Community health to better reflect our broader strategic approach to improving the health and well-being of our communities. this shift recognizes the importance of the social determinants of health and it encourages the use of all organizational assets in effort to be part of the solution.
Our work has always been about improving health outside the walls of our hospitals and medical offices, and our strategy aims to take community health impacts even further for our communities, the nation, and the world. By looking at the full picture of health, we are not just providing health care – we’re tackling real-world challenges and advancing health in the places we live, work, learn, and play.
what we do
ensure access to care
We ensure access to care by providing health services to those most in need. With service through medicaid, charitable health coverage, and medical financial assistance, we are able to fill in gaps for the uninsured and under-insured.
We also support safety-net and other community health providers through grants, training, and technical assistance.
improve conditions for health & equity
We improve conditions for health and equity by making direct investments to address the root causes of poor health. Our strategies support:
- Environmental stewardship
- Economic opportunity (including housing affordability and educational attainment)
- Health and wellness policies in schools and major cities
advance the future of community health
We advance the future of community health by working in partnership with our communities. We believe that using our collective knowledge to identify and implement creative solutions to difficult community health problems is the best approach. We are:
- Inspiring young people to pursue careers in health care
- Conducting research to identify and eliminate disparities in care
- Advancing health innovation and achieving greater and more equitable health outcomes