Kaiser launches weekly podcast

Kaiser Permanente Colorado launched a new weekly podcast called Total Health Radio on Wednesday. Total Health Radio is Kaiser Permanente’s first national venture into the world of podcasting. 

The podcast series, recorded and produced in Colorado, will cover a wide range of topics — especially women’s and family health — with the help of local […]

Kaiser wins Corporation of the Year award

Kaiser Permanente received the Corporation of the Year award from the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council last week. The award recognizes the corporation or government agency that has shown a commitment to minority business development, and was nominated by one of the council’s certified minority businesses. “Kaiser Permanente is pleased to receive this award […]

Kaiser to cover transgender services in its plans

A year ago, transgender people in Colorado were facing trouble getting health insurance plans to cover medically necessary treatments. People around the state were having trouble getting both routine tests and specific treatments paid for by insurance.. No longer. Now at least two health insurance plans have pledged to cover all services for all Coloradans. […]

CHP receives grant for medical care for low-income residents

The Community Health Partnership received a grant for $22,500 from Kaiser Permanente to support the Coordinated Access to Community Health program. CATCH is a program for low-income residents that provides referrals for primary care, speciality consultations and ancillary services like x-rays and laboratory tests. Doctors donate services to patients and a prescription drug program is […]

Kaiser to give $3 million to improve student health

Kaiser to give $3 million to improve student health

Kaiser Permanente will give $3 million to the Colorado Legacy Foundation to improve school students’ health. The groups involved in the venture also include the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Coalition for Healthy Schools. The new school healthy policy and practice data collection program will create the needed infrastructure to measure, track and […]

Kaiser named No.6 plan in nation, tops in Colorado

Kaiser Permanente is the highest-rated insurance plan in Colorado, and is number 6 in the nation for quality and member satisfaction, according to new rankings by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Kaiser is the only plan in Colorado to break the top 20 ranking. It was also ranked as the number two Medicare plan […]

Kaiser moves to monthly grant-review schedule

Kaiser Permanente will now review grants on a monthly – instead of biannual – basis. The grants range from $250 to $5,000 and are available to nonprofits in the El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont and Teller county areas. The budget for southern Colorado is about $250,000 a year and the Colorado division gives about $3 million […]

Chamber staff sheds pounds, gains dollars with wellness program

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Memorial Health System and Kaiser Permanente are each contributing $3,579 to the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce in payment for its wellness program victories. All 20 chamber employees completed a three-month program in which they were screened for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, body mass index and smoking. They were offered on-site personalized […]

Kaiser to offer grants to safety net clinics

Colorado’s safety net clinics will benefit form a $500,000  Kaiser Permanente grant program. The grant program aims to improve the quality of care at the clinics, which largely serve uninsured or under-insured people. Statewide, more than 500,000 people use the clinics annually. Individual grants will range from $10,000 to $100,000 and will be available to nonprofit health […]

People more likely to use mail-order prescriptions correctly

Buying mail-order medications may encourage patients to stick to their doctor-prescribed medication regimen, new research suggests. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. found that patients with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol who ordered their medications by mail were […]