Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced five organizations who will benefit from a combined total of more than $220,000 in community grant funds. The selected programs currently serve youth and vulnerable populations on Oahu and neighboring islands: Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education for its work promoting a coordinated nutrition and fitness strategy in schools, Hawaii Primary Care Association for its Oral Health Initiative designed to address Hawaii’s poor national ranking for oral health, People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawaii to support bicycle education and safe biking conditions, Grow Some Good to provide seed funding for garden education programs for 3,500 students and Adult Friends for Youth for the Youth for Youth Project, a peer-to-peer mentoring program to help youth develop leadership skills and healthful behaviors.