Kaiser Permanente recently awarded KidsFirst - Child Abuse Prevention Council of Placer County - a $45,000.00 grant. The funding will help ensure that more people in our region have access to lifesaving therapeutic resources. Kaiser Permanente's community involvement uniquely pairs grant funding with 70 years of clinical expertise, medical research, and volunteerism to support prevention-focused, evidence-based programs that are expanding access to care and creating healthy environments.
With the support from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Program, KidsFirst will be able to increase our individual and group therapy services for under-resourced Placer County residents by 13 hours per week and contract with Medi-Cal Billing Implementation and Medi-Cal Billing Training Consultants.
These additional hours will not only be used for KidsFirst flagship Individual Therapy Program but will also be used to supplement our current Group Therapy Program offerings. Furthermore, this funding will allow KidsFirst to serve an additional 10 therapy clients each quarter, along with an additional therapy group formed quarterly. The Medi-Cal Implementation Consultant will be responsible for identifying knowledge gaps, developing detailed workflow plans and policies, identifying key performance indicators, and deploying solutions to help ensure that KidsFirst improves efficiencies and optimizes services at a time when mental health resources are in high demand.
We are proud to partner with Kaiser Permanente, and to know that this grant will better position KidsFirst to respond to the needs of Placer County residents.