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Through theatre, we inspire people to make healthy choices and build strong communities.
Excellence: We design and deliver programs of the highest quality to promote healthy living. Excellence is our commitment to those we serve.
Creativity: We use the creative process to solve problems, explore possibilities, and encourage others to see the world in new ways.
Play: Play ignites hearts and minds. We transform complex information into laughter, discovery, and celebration.
Innovation: We combine theatre and education to make crucial issues on public health resonate for our audience. We are inventive in our response to an ever-changing world.
Connection: We connect to others by listening to our community, respecting individuals, and honoring diversity. We build strong relationships through trust and collaboration.
Knowledge: Knowledge empowers people to care for themselves, their families, and theircommunity. We foster knowledge by creating a dynamic learning environment.
For more than 25 years, Kaiser Permanente has brought health education to our communities through the Educational Theatre Program (ETP). Through music, comedy, and drama, our live theatre programs and artist-in- residence programs are offered to schools and communities free of charge in each of Kaiser Permanente’s seven regions. In the Northwest, Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Oregon Children’s Theatre for the last ten years to bring this vital work to our community. Kaiser Permanente is proud to support initiatives like the Educational Theatre Program (ETP) that focus on community health and well-being. Themes of past plays include obesity and bullying, healthy eating, mental health, and peer pressure. Since 1986, Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program has reached an estimated 15,206,780 million people.