Kaiser Permanente Orange County's Community Benefit Program this year has distributed more than $550,000 to 35 local nonprofits and community health clinics that provide free or low-cost services to the underserved and uninsured.
The health-care services provider recognized this year's grantees on Wednesday at its Kraemer Medical Center Campus in Anaheim during its annual Celebration of Community Partnerships Breakfast.
The grantees were honored for their dedication to Orange County's underserved through their efforts to improve access to health care and insurance, strengthen chronic disease prevention and education services, and reduce obesity among individuals.
"This is part of our mission of being a true community-based health-care services provider," said Julie Miller-Phipps, senior vice president and executive director of Kaiser Permanente Orange County.
The medical provider services more than 409,000 members in Orange County through its network of 5,600 employees and 840 physicians.
Kaiser Permanente Orange County also awarded more than $40,000 in grants to organizations that work to prevent, treat and test HIV/AIDS.
"We are proud of our continued commitment to a healthier Orange County," finished Miller-Phipps.
Here's a look at the 2010 Community Benefit Grant Recipients:
Access California Services
AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County
Alzheimer's Association Orange County Chapter
American Lung Association in California
Anaheim Community Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim
Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley
Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Centralia School District
Chapters In Aging
Drug Use Is Life Abuse
El Viento Foundation
Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County
Irvine Community Alliance Fund
Laguna Beach Community Clinic
Latino Health Access
Lestonnac Free Clinic
MOMS Orange County
Oak View Renewal Partnership
Orange County Rescue Mission Health Care Services
Orangewood Children's Foundation
Shanti Orange County
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Center OC
The Eli Home
The Girl Scout Council of Orange County
The Illumination Foundation
The Raise Foundation
Trauma Intervention Programs
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