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In the Community

Community Health Needs Assessment

Healthy Marin Partnership (HMP) was established in 1995 to complete a triennial community health needs assessment (CHNA) required of all not-for-profit hospitals by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The HMP, chaired by Patricia Kendall, RN, Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center, includes all the acute care hospitals in Marin County as well as the Marin County Health and Human Services Department, Marin Community Foundation, Marin County Office of Education and representatives of the business community. HMP has been coordinating the completion of each triennial CHNA since 1995. The participation of the HMP members, community leaders and residents in the community convening enhanced the accuracy and usefulness of the community health needs assessment for the organizations who will use it to create even healthier communities in Marin County.

Kaiser Permanente in the Community

Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve by:

Making a direct impact with our own programs

Supporting the safety net of community clinics and public hospitals

Creating healthy environments to help people eat better and move more

Advancing health knowledge for the future of health care

In 2014, Kaiser Permanente invested approximately $830 million in programs and services that benefit communities across Northern California.

Learn more about our Marin-Sonoma Community Benefit grants and activities.