June 16, 2010
I am writing in support of The New Orleans Faith Health Alliance’s (NOFHA). Kaiser Permanente is proud to have been an early corporate supporter of NOFHA. We committed $300,000 over three years to help them with start-up costs. We were attracted to their innovative model to provide affordable coverage and care, as well as their deep commitment to collaboration and community service. In addition to financial support, Kaiser Permanente has shared our health education materials in various languages (our members speak over 120 languages) and have provided pro bono technical assistance in the design of the clinic, sharing what we’ve learned about patient flow, electronic medical record management, efficient use of space, patient privacy, etc. After Hurricane Katrina, we pledged to help communities affected by the storm to recover and rebuild, with a focus on health. Our support of NOFHA is part of that pledge. Each year since 2007, Kaiser Permanente has also sponsored two community service trips per year for 60 of our employees who are helping to rebuild in the Greater New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast areas. One of last year’s teams enthusiastically assisted in the demolition of the former administrative space in the church property, so that the new NOFHA clinic could be realized.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
site visits and regular reports
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Donor & I met with the organization's founders and current staff, and helped them to secure start-up funding.