The Group Health Foundation supports Group Health in providing the best care for our members and creating better health in our communities. The Foundation uses grant making, school outreach, fundraising, and strategic partnerships to develop and test care innovations for children and their families.

Childhood Immunization Initiative

The Childhood Immunization Initiative focuses on improving vaccination rates in Washington by increasing access to immunizations and developing new educational tools for parents and providers. Funds provide free clinics across the state — vaccinating nearly 17,000 children with more than 33,000 vaccines. Our efforts go a long way in helping to protect children from such diseases as polio, chickenpox, whooping cough, and cancers related to the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Partnership for Innovation

The Partnership for Innovation is a three-way collaboration that includes the expertise of our research institute, the daily efforts of our clinical teams, and the vision of our donors. Between 2008-2014, Foundation donors put almost $4.6 million into patient-centered research — 45 pilot projects conceived and carried out by Group Health. All to improve care, reduce costs, and increase patient satisfaction at the clinical level.


A proposed acquisition by Kaiser Permanente means a strong future for Group Health.

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