Kaiser Permanente is committed to supporting a healthy Prince George’s County for all residents and has been involved in Prince George’s County schools and communities for more than 35 years.
As part of our effort help keep Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) students healthy and ensure their educational opportunity, Kaiser Permanente is partnering with PGCPS to provide a back to school immunization clinic. Not only are these vaccinations important for students’ health now, but they also ensure that students do not miss school. Educational opportunity is one of the key predictors of long-term health, so this is an investment in these students for the future.
The clinic offers immunizations at no cost to PGCPS students at Kaiser Permanente’s Prince George’s Medical Center, August 6-10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, daily.
This builds on other efforts to support a culture of health for PGCPS students, teachers and staff. Last school year, we launched a Thriving Schools Minigrants program that provided funding to 25 schools for projects supporting teacher and staff health. More than 1,900 PGCPS employees benefited from this program.
“We are incredibly excited to be a part of Prince George’s County school system, a school system in a county where many Kaiser Permanente employees and members live and work,” said Janine Hill Ziegler, executive account manager for public sector accounts, which includes PGCPS. “We know how important it is to provide children a healthy start to their school year, and we are honored to be able to help these students stay up-to-date with their immunizations.”
Last year, KPMAS welcomed PGCPS back to the KPMAS family for the first time in more than 20 years. Teachers and school employees have the option to access to our award-winning, integrated care model, which combines health care and health coverage in one convenient package.
Kaiser Permanente has experienced significant membership growth in Prince George’s County – from 99,000 members in 2013 to nearly 140,000 members now.
KPMAS employees are some of the best ambassadors for our award-winning health plans and medical care. Please talk to your friends and family who are teachers and school employees, especially in Prince George’s County, about our commitment to our members’ health and the overall health of the communities and schools we serve. Employees with contacts at any Prince George’s County public school are encouraged to contact Janine Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.