Kaiser clinicians conduct one-day strike in San Francisco

POSTED ON July 30th, 2019

The challenges we face in fixing Kaiser’s mental health system were illustrated in San Francisco, where clinicians held a one-day strike July 10 to protest severe understaffing that has resulted in 70 percent of group therapy programs being cancelled and children having to wait four to six weeks for their first face-to-face appointment. Kaiser has […]

Op Ed: Kaiser executives need to change their priorities

POSTED ON July 26th, 2019

By Alicia Cruz Sometimes it seems that Kaiser Permanente is throwing money at everything but mental health care. In recent weeks we’ve learned that Kaiser is building a $900 million headquarters in Oakland and paying the Golden State Warriors nearly $300 for a sponsorship deal that includes naming rights to “Thrive City,” the sports and […]

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians take patient care struggle to LA Metro trains

POSTED ON July 18th, 2019

LOS ANGELES — The National Union of Healthcare Workers began running advertisements this week on LA Metro trains calling attention to long waits Kaiser Permanente patients must endure for mental health therapy appointments. The HMO is under state-ordered outside monitoring of its mental health services after three consecutive state surveys found that it failed to […]

Press Release: Mental health therapists launch digital ad campaign, pressuring Kaiser Permanente to provide timely mental health care

POSTED ON July 16th, 2019

Mental health therapists launch digital ad campaign, pressuring Kaiser Permanente to provide timely mental health care One week after rejecting inadequate contract proposals from Kaiser Permanente that failed to address the desperate struggle patients face in accessing mental health care, Kaiser caregivers are rolling out a digital advertising campaign calling on Californians to demand Kaiser […]

Press Release: Kaiser Permanente patients and caregivers outraged over secret $295 million Thrive City naming rights deal

POSTED ON June 23rd, 2019

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente caregivers and patients as well as community leaders were stunned to read a report in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that the nonprofit HMO is paying the Golden State Warriors up to $295,580,000 to brand the neighborhood outside the team’s new arena “Thrive City.” Kaiser announced the naming rights deal last […]