KPSC members are ethnically diverse; they represent more than 260 different ethnicities and speak about 118 different languages. According to the Southern California Association of Governments’ census data that compares growth from 2000 to 2010, the Hispanic population is now the largest ethnic group (45.25 percent) in Southern California, followed by Whites (33.39 percent), Asians (14.82 percent), and African Americans (6.53 percent).
KPSC is responding to this diverse population and their needs through its culturally responsive care programs and its Community Benefit program, which provided about $630 million in programs and other support in 2013 to improve the health of the communities we serve.
KP exists to provide affordable, high-quality health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. To further this mission, Kaiser Permanente extends its clinical care and total health focus through extensive medical and health services research programs and generous Community Benefit funding and services aimed at providing health care for vulnerable populations.
This is accomplished by addressing needs and priorities identified through local needs assessments that affect overall community health and the health care system.
National Diversity homepage: http://diversity.kp.org