We are pleased to announce that Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) has been named a grant recipient of the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund (KPCF) at the Northwest Health Foundation in its Early Life focus area. The $200,000 grant, which will be awarded over two years, is a critical investment in our effort to reduce the harm of parental incarceration on children and families. It will support our work to ensure successful implementation, increased community understanding, and state-wide expansion of the Family Sentencing Alternative.
This funding from a regional champion of individual and community health marks an exciting time in PSJ’s work. It signifies an increasing understanding of the far-reaching impacts of crime and mass incarceration on human health and development. It presents us with a unique opportunity to work with both health care and justice system actors. Together, we will address the harm caused by mass incarceration through alternatives to incarceration that promote healthy communities and enable parents, children, and families to thrive.
During this funding cycle, KPCF awarded more than $1.6 million to 12 organizations that improve the health of communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington. PSJ is grateful and honored to receive this support and vote of confidence from the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at the Northwest Health Foundation.
The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation is a twelve-year, sunset fund with a mission to improve the health of communities throughout the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service region, with a specific focus on addressing the “upstream” factors that create or inhibit community health, also known as the social determinants of health. KPCF was created when Kaiser Permanente Northwest established it in 2004 with $28 million. To date, it has awarded over $26 million in grants to more than 140 organizations in Oregon and SW Washington. For more information, visit northwesthealth.org/kpcf.
About Northwest Health Foundation
The mission of Northwest Health Foundation is to advance, support and promote the health of the people in Oregon and Southwest Washington. By providing grants to initiatives, forming partnerships with health and community leaders, and advocating for policy change, the Northwest Health Foundation is furthering its vision of giving every person the opportunity to lead a healthy life. More information can be found at www.northwesthealth.org.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. It is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente currently serves more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia, including more than 520,000 medical and 240,000 dental members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, dentists, specialists and team of caregivers. Kaiser Permanente’s expert and caring medical and dental 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: www.kp.org/share.