Earlier this quarter, several Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States (KPMAS) employees from the Health Education and Women’s Health, Community Benefit, and Information Technology (KPIT) departments partnered with ADC Management Solutions and two federal agencies in support of the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program. The program provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with inspiring summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.
KPMAS sponsored breakfast during a five-week program for all participants, as well as hosted a two-day workshop comprised of a health awareness component for participants ages 18-24, at The Center for Total Health.
Participants learned about the importance of signing up for health coverage, and topics related to supporting a healthy lifestyle.
“I was amazed at the engagement from the participants and their level of interest regarding health awareness, said Tanya Edelin, director of reporting and compliance for Community Benefit. “We were happy to participate with this program for another year, and with the support of KPIT provided 30 participants who successfully completed the five-week segment of the youth program with an iPad,” said Edelin.
As a result of the Community Benefit, Health Education and Women’s Health teams, and KPIT supporting this event, another opportunity to express the importance of working across KPMAS functions to provide an unforgettable experience in the community.
“In addition to attending the health component the students toured The Center for Total Health, which also provided exposure to a lot of what the health industry has to offer,” said Shannon Hines, Senior Director, Health Education and Women’s Health.