First 5 Fresno County
The Blue Shield of California Foundation
The Blue Shield of California Foundation was formed by Blue Shield of California and is a private foundation that shares the corporation's core mission of providing access to quality health care. The Board of Trustees and staff of the Blue Shield of California Foundation operate independently of the parent corporation. The Foundation is the leading private funder of domestic violence prevention in California. The Blue Shield of California Foundation provides charitable contributions, conducts research and supports programs with an emphasis on reducing the number of uninsured, using technology to promote health and preventing domestic violence. For more information, visit the Blue Shield of California Foundation website.
First 5 of Fresno County is an independent, public organization created to enhance the lives of children from birth through age 5. It was created after California voters passed Proposition 10, which invests tobacco tax revenues in activities that improve the lives of young children. Overseen by a nine-member Commission appointed by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, First 5 Fresno County has funded local service organizations, strengthened systems of care, and directly benefited the children and families of Fresno County. For more information, visit the First 5 website.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation was created in 1964 by David Packard (1912–1996), the co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, and Lucile Salter Packard (1914–1987). Throughout their lives in business and philanthropy, the Packards sought to use private funds for the public good, giving back to a society which enabled them to prosper. David and Lucile Packard believed America to be the home of a unique type of organization dependent upon private funding and volunteer leadership. Together, universities, national institutions, community groups, youth agencies, family planning centers, and hospitals constitute a great American tradition that complements government efforts to focus on society's needs. For more information, visit the Packard Foundation website.
The California Endowment
The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation that was created in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California's creation of WellPoint Health Networks, a for-profit corporation. This conversion set the groundwork for our mission:The California Endowment's mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.The California Endowment’s vision for a healthy California involves more than the absence of disease. It is a state where community members and policymakers work together to improve health and health care, and there is respect for the experience and knowledge of the people who are the most directly affected by health disparities. It is a state where all Californians have a strong sense of self-worth and practice healthy lifestyles, where diversity is a source of strength for communities, where health problems are addressed promptly and effectively to minimize their consequences, and where prevention is a shared agenda and partnership is the norm. For more information, visit The California Endowment website.
Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care organization, based in Oakland, California, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney R. Garfield. Kaiser Permanente is a consortium of three distinct groups of entities: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and its regional operating organizations, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the Permanente Medical Groups. As of 2006, Kaiser Permanente operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and is the largest managed care organization in the United States. Kaiser Permanente has 8.7 million health plan members, 156,000 employees, 13,729 physicians, 37 medical centers, 400 medical offices, and $34.4 billion in annual operating revenues and $1.3 billion in net income. The Health Plan and Hospitals operate under state and federal not-for-profit tax status, while the Medical Groups operate as for-profit partnerships or professional corporations in their respective regions. For more information, visit the Kaiser Permanente website.
Health Net, Inc. is among the United States of America's largest publicly traded managed health care companies. The company’s HMO, POS, insured PPO and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits to approximately 6.6 million individuals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral health services subsidiary, MHN, provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs (EAPs) to approximately 7.3 million individuals in various states, including the company’s own health plan members. The company’s subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.Health Net's headquarters are located in Woodland Hills, California. For more information, visit the Health Net website.