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August 29th, 2019

Members hold vigils for Kaiser mental health patients

Kaiser mental health clinicians held vigils outside Kaiser facilities across Southern California this month to draw attention to the struggles faced by their patients, who must weeks or months for therapy appointments. Patients and community allies joined clinicians at several vigils, during which clinicians read stories submitted by patients who were denied timely care. KPCC […]


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July 26th, 2019

Op Ed: Kaiser executives need to change their priorities

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 […]


June 28th, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians to strike July 10 over chronic understaffing

Citing a growing child mental health crisis at their clinic, dozens of Kaiser therapists authorized a one-day strike if the HMO refuses to boost staffing in order to reduce intolerable appointment wait times and end overcrowding of group therapy sessions. The strike will be held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at […]


June 23rd, 2019

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

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 […]


June 21st, 2019

Kaiser chooses gleaming new office tower over mental health care

By Clement Papazian and Miranda Buxton This op-ed was originally published on Medium. As Kaiser Permanente caregivers, we have ideas about how Kaiser can better serve our patients — and a $900 million new office tower certainly is not on our list. News reports about the planned 29-story building dwelled on its size and future tax […]