Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the proud sponsor of the new Discovery Zone, opening to the public on June 7, and a corporate partner at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
As the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, Kaiser Permanente Colorado has been committed to improving the lives and health of Colorado residents for 45 years. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive health care services to more than 565,000 members through 28 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado consistently ranks among the nation’s top health plans for delivering quality care and service. The health plan focuses on prevention as well as managing disease and looking at health from a full 360-degree angle including mind, body, and spirit. Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s founding principles of partnership, integration, and prevention have withstood the test of time and continue to drive its success.
In 2013, Kaiser Permanente proudly directed more than $96 million to community programs to improve the health of all Coloradans. This work includes Thriving Schools, a grant program providing funding for schools to become healthier places for children and staff. In addition, Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Programs have brought dynamic free health-education theatre performances into Colorado classrooms since 1986. Kaiser Permanente is also a founding funder and continued supporter of LiveWell Colorado’s school-based health initiatives.
Support for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science aligns with Kaiser Permanente’s mission to help Coloradans be as healthy as they can be. As the original presenting sponsor of Expedition Health, Kaiser Permanente invited all visitors to participate in a whole new journey toward good health. Support for the Discovery Zone continues that important work, with a new increased focus on early childhood education.
“Young children need a strong foundation for learning and those earliest years are critical to their academic success later in life,” said Donna Lynne, DrPH, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado. “The new Discovery Zone will help inspire an entire generation of Colorado youth to explore the fascinating world of science through interactive exhibits and hands-on play.”