Kaiser Permanente Takes Action on World AIDS Day: $395,000 in Grants Awarded to More Than 50 HIV/AIDS Non-Profits

PASADENA, Calif -- In recognition of World AIDS Day, Kaiser Permanente has awarded community service grants totaling $395,000 to 51 agencies in Southern California that provide services to people who are HIV-positive or have Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

The individual grants awarded range from $1,000 to $50,000, and were given to non-profit organizations that provide a wide range of services including HIV testing, teen adventure camps, emergency food vouchers, and support groups for women and children with HIV. Many projects that received grants are involved in outreach efforts aimed at preventing new HIV cases.

"Kaiser Permanente has made HIV prevention and treatment a priority because the rate of infection continues to rise in some populations. Today, Kaiser Permanente Southern California provides service to more than 5,000 identified HIV-plus members," said Mark H Katz, MD, regional HIV/AIDS physician coordinator for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California.

"We want to provide quality care to our HIV-positive patients and do what we can for non-members who are at risk of, or have acquired the disease. The latter is where our community service grants play an important role," said Katz.

Physicians, nurses, health educators and Kaiser Permanente staff members who work with HIV and AIDS patients select grant recipients from the communities they themselves serve. Many agencies were chosen because they provide services that are not covered by insurance benefits or not available through state, county and federal agencies.

Kaiser Permanente has presented grants to HIV-focused organizations since 1989. This year's $395,000 brings the total to more than $3.5 million since the program's inception.

In addition to grants, Kaiser Permanente's commitment to preventing disease of all kinds, including HIV/AIDS, is demonstrated by the organization's innovative public health programs.

Since the early 1980s when HIV/AIDS was first diagnosed, Kaiser Permanente has been a leader in meeting the tough challenges of this virus, both through medical care and work in the community. Beginning with the HIV Research Clinics in 1987, all Kaiser Permanente medical centers now participate in studies which have helped move HIV/AIDS treatment forward.

Another area of success has been prenatal care. As a result of a concerted effort to increase HIV antibody testing, an impressive 90 percent of pregnant women receiving prenatal care at Kaiser Permanente in California are voluntarily tested for HIV.

Organization Name    Program Name                          Amount
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
A Safe Place         Direct Client Services for HIV-
                      positive individuals.                 $1,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Aid for AIDS         Wellness Program (Formally the
                      Pharmaceutical Plus Program)          $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
AIDS Food Store of   Purchase and distribute food for
 Long Beach           men, women and children suffering
                      from HIV/AIDS Disabilities           $10,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
AIDS Service Center  Request for funding of $50,000,
                      $25,000 for general operating
                      support and $25,000 to support a
                      new prevention and education
                      program for youth referred to as
                      'SHARE' (Sexual Health and
                      Relationships Education).            $50,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
AIDS Services        Food Pantry - Nutrition services for
 Foundation of        people with HIV/AIDS in Orange
 Orange County        County                               $20,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Asian Pacific AIDS   Making HIV Quick Tests available in
 Intervention Team    High Risk Communities                 $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Asian Youth Center   HIV/AIDS Prevention Program            $5,812.50
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Auntie Helen's Fluff Peer-to-Peer HIV prevention for
 N Fold Laundry       sexual minority, homeless and
 Project              runaway youth.                        $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Being Alive - People Treatment Education Project (TEP)
 with HIV/AIDS
 Action Coalition                                           $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Being Alive - San    The New Beginnings Support Group for
 Diego                men who are newly diagnosed with
                      HIV.                                  $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Camp Laurel          Teen Adventure Camp 2005
 Foundation                                                 $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Central City         Educate and provide treatment to
 Community Health     underserved pops with HIV
 Center                                                     $5,812.50
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Central City         Provision of Primary Care Services
 Lutheran Mission     to HIV+ Homeless persons             $10,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Christie's Place,    A support center for women, children
 Inc.                 and families living with HIV/AIDS     $1,300.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Church of the Valley Emergency Necessities of Life
 Dana Landers AIDS    Assistance Fund
 Support Group                                              $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Clinica Msr. Oscar   HIV prevention Education Program
 A. Romero                                                  $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Comite Civico Valle, HIV Education and Prevention Project
 Inc.                 of Imperial Valley                    $8,500.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Common Ground - The  Direct Client Services for HIV
 Westside HIV         Positive Individuals/Client
 Community Center     Services Department                   $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Covenant House       HIV/AIDS Early Intervention &
 California           Prevention for Homeless and High-
                      risk Youth                            $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Desert AIDS Project  DAP is requesting funds to support
                      the Food Services and
                      Transportation programs.             $12,500.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
East Valley          HIV Nutrition Education and Support
 Community Health     Services
 Center, Inc.                                               $5,812.50
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
El Proyecto del      Healthy Relationship support Groups
 Barrio, Inc.                                               $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Foothill AIDS        Treatment Adherence Advocacy for
 Project              African-American and Hispanic
                      Individuals Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS  $10,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Gay & Lesbian        Funds will be used to provide Mental
 Community Services   Health services
 Center of Orange
 County                                                     $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Gay and Lesbian      Mobile Health Outreach Project
 Adolescent Social    'Project Health In 'Da' Hood'
 Services                                                   $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Imperial Valley      HIV Education and Prevention Project
 Community Health     for Youth, MSM and IDUs
 Organization                                               $2,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Inland AIDS Project  Supplemental Food Distribution
                      Program                              $12,500.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Laguna Beach         Making HIV Quick Tests available in
 Community Clinic     High Risk Communities                 $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Los Angeles Youth    HIV prevention/educational-based
 Network (LAYN)       outreach and counseling targeting
                      runaway and homeless youth            $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Mama's Kitchen       Home Delivered Meals for People
                      Affected by AIDS                      $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
National Health      Public Education for Sexual Health
 Services, Inc.       and Living with AIDS                  $7,500.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
North County Health  Expansion of HIV Testing &
 Services             Counseling to high-risk populations  $10,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Northeast Valley     Transportation services and
 Health Corporation   emergency food vouchers for HIV
                      positive patients                    $9,500.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
ONE in Long Beach,   Reducing Sexual Risk of
 Inc.                 Methamphetamine Abusers in Early
                      Childhood                             $8,250.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
PACTO Latino AIDS    Project Dignity
 Organization                                               $8,060.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Project Angel Food   Meal Delivery Program                  $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
PROTOTYPES           Hands on Health Project
 WomensLink           HIV/STD/Substance Abuse
                      Prevention/Education                  $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Public Health        Transportation services for HIV-
 Foundation           Impacted Women, Children, Youth and
 Enterprises, Inc     Families.                             $5,812.50
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
San Diego American   The Talking Circle: Peer Support for
 Indian Health        Native Americans with HIV
 Center                                                     $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
San Diego Youth &    Peer-to-Peer HIV prevention for
 Community Services   sexual minority, homeless and
                      runaway youth.                        $3,300.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
San Ysidro Health    Come Bien - Viva Bien, a nutrition
 Center               program for HIV-positive
                      Latinos/as.                           $3,150.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Serra Ancillary Care Basic Needs of Children affected by
 Corporation - The    HIV/AIDS
 Serra Project                                              $6,900.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Shanti Orange County Formerly LAGUNA SHANTI
                     Mental Health Individual and Group
                      Therapy Counseling                    $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
South Bay Family      HIV Education and Outreach programs
 Healthcare Center                                         $10,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Special Delivery San AIDS Home-delivered Meal Service
 Diego                                                      $5,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
St. Mary Medical     Peer substance abuse treatment
 Center CARE Program  program                               $8,500.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Stepping Stone of    Nonresidential alcohol and other
 San Diego, Inc.      drug treatment and recovery
                      services                              $3,500.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Valley Community     HIV/AIDS Case Management Services
 Clinic                                                    $10,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Ventura County AIDS  Emergency Assistance Program for
 Partnership          low-income HIV/AIDS Patients          $8,000.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Vista Community      Nueva Esperanza - emotional support,
 Clinic               education, HIV+ Spanish-speaking
                      men                                   $5,190.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
Women At Risk        Continued support of Women at Risk
                      Support Groups and One-On-One Peer
                      Counseling                            $7,200.00
-------------------- ------------------------------------ ------------
                                                          $395,000.00

 

Source: Kaiser Permanente

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