Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre, Northern California, is the proud recipient of the following awards and certificates for outstanding work and service to our communities.


Community Partner Appreciation Plaque

Health Occupations Students of America

To the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Ghosted program for the “services, resources, and training you have provided to our students.”



City of Milpitas

To Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre for performing The Best Me and “for inspiring children, teens and adults to make informed decisions about their health and to build stronger, healthier neighborhoods as well as by offering free live theatre programs to schools and communities.”


Partners in Educational Excellence Award

Association of California School Administrators

To the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program for “exemplary school-community partnership programs.” Educational Theatre was acknowledged for its integral role in Kaiser Permanente’s involvement in schools and the community.

Senior Section Child Advocacy Award

American Academy of Pediatrics

To Charles Wibbelsman, MD, FAAP, who credited Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre’s significant contribution to local communities and schools as essential in the advocacy work for which he received the award.


Adarsh S. Mahal, MD, Access to Health Care and Disparities Award – Certificate of Appreciation

California Medical Association Foundation

To Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre, Northern California, in “recognition and appreciation of your commitment and dedicated service to improve access to care and eliminate health disparities in California.”


National Health Information Awards, Gold Award

Health Information Resource Center

In recognition of The Best Me as one of the nation’s best “multiple media” programs from a hospital or health care system for consumer health promotion/disease and injury prevention information.


California Legislature Assembly Resolution

California State Assembly

To the California regions of Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Programs, celebrating ETP’s 25th anniversary and recognizing November 2011 as Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Month.

Program Excellence Award

Society for Public Health Education

Recognizing The Best Me for “outstanding contributions to the practice of health education.”

Spotlight on Community Leadership

America’s Health Insurance Plans

To Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs for an innovative program that established creative paths to address a problem and “successfully directed partnerships toward a collaborative solution” and for “making significant improvements in the health and well-being of communities.”

Health Impact Award


To Educational Theatre Programs for “extraordinary contributions in the field.”


Multicultural Award

California Educational Theatre Association

To Educational Theatre Programs for making a “significant contribution to the field of theatre/drama for education dealing with multicultural issues” and reaching diverse audiences.

Certificate of Appreciation

Sacramento City Unified School District

To Educational Theatre Programs in “recognition of valuable contributions to the children and families” of the school district.


Spirit of Excellence Awards, Community Spirit Award – Honorable Mention

Modern Healthcare

To all 8 regions of Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Programs, for community education, support, and outreach that go beyond what is expected in serving patients and communities.

Distinguished Service to Health Education Award

American Association for Health Education

To all 8 regions of Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Programs, for making an outstanding contribution and a national impact on health education.

Corporate Champion Award

Project Cornerstone

To Kaiser Permanente, for its dedication “to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to thrive;” Educational Theatre Programs was one of 4 of Kaiser Permanente’s community programs cited in giving the award.

Certificate of Recognition

Kings County Regional Prevention Coalition

For outstanding theatre performance at the 4th Annual Teen Summit.


Golden Bell Award

Jefferson Teachers Association

To Educational Theatre Programs’ Nightmare on Puberty St. for significant contributions to public education throughout San Joaquin County.


RJ Erickson Diversity Achievement Certificate

Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Office

For outstanding diversity contributions.

Certificate of Appreciation

California Health Collaborative Rural Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

To Educational Theatre Programs’ Secrets.


Certificate of Appreciation

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

For “supporting families, strengthening the young leaders of the future, and serving our communities.”


Asthma Challenge Award

Solano Asthma Coalition


International Blair L. Sadler Healing Arts Competition Award

Society for the Arts in Healthcare

For “exemplary art projects having a measurable impact on the quality of the healthcare experience for patients, visitors, and staff.”


Certificate of Appreciation

Bahia Vista Family Education Collaborative

For valuable contributions to the Canal Community.

Certificate of Partner Appreciation

Alameda County Public Health Department, Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention


Exceptional Community Support Award

Sacramento Focus Magazine

To the Capital Service Area of Kaiser Permanente, which recognized Educational Theatre Programs as a reason for their receipt of the award.

Everyday Heroes Award

Kaiser Permanente Public Affairs

Presented by former Kaiser Permanente California Division President, Dick Pettingil, and the Public Affairs Leadership Team at the Public Affairs All-Hands meeting in Aptos, California.

Plaque of Appreciation

State Office of AIDS, California Department of Health Services

To Educational Theatre Programs’ Secrets for their performance at the 13th Early Intervention Conference sponsored by the California State Office of AIDS and the California Department of Health Services.

Life-Size California Heroes Award

U.S. Conference on AIDS

To Educational Theatre Programs’ Secrets for “going above and beyond the call of duty.”


Community Leadership Award, Finalist

American Association of Health Plans (AAHP)

In recognition of Educational Theatre Programs’ partnership with San Diego schools, health plans, and community groups; Educational Theatre Programs was 1 of only 10 finalists for this prestigious Community Leadership Award.


Sharon Davis, First Lady of California

To Educational Theatre Programs’ PEACE Signs.


Certificate of Recognition

State Office of AIDS, California Department of Health Services

To Educational Theatre Programs’ Secrets.

Ellis J. Bonner Community Leadership Award

American Association of Health Plans


Friends of Our Children Award

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Ann Flagg Multicultural Award

American Alliance for Theatre & Education

Lin Wright Special Recognition Award

American Alliance for Theatre & Education


Commendation for Outstanding Support

San Joaquin County Public Health Services


DAISY Award (Distinguished Achievement in Inspiring or Serving Youth)

San Francisco Bay Girl Scout Council

Certificate of Appreciation

City and County of San Francisco


Public Health Partners Award

Alameda County Health Services Agency, the Alameda County Public Health Foundation, Inc., and the Alameda County Health Alliance

For extraordinary contributions toward the health and well-being of the people of Alameda County.

Ryan White Youth Service Award

TeenAIDS, Washington, DC

Presented by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, for a “substantial contribution, nationally recognized for its importance in helping prevent or treat HIV infection in youth.”


Golden Sword Award

American Cancer Society

To Kaiser Permanente; Educational Theatre Programs cited.


Emmy Award

To KTVU-Oakland, for Outstanding Achievement: Children/Youth Special on Educational Theatre Programs’ Secrets.

Award for Excellence in Education

American Academy of Dermatologists

For Educational Theatre Programs’ Secrets.


Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth in Focus Magazine

Kaiser Permanente named as one of “The Best Companies in the Bay Area for Children and Youth;” Educational Theatre Programs cited.

14th District PTA Honorary Service Award

Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc.



Washington Unified School District Board of Education

For outstanding public service, for Educational Theatre Programs’ Secrets and Professor Bodywise’s Traveling Menagerie.

Corporate Award

Oakland Business Arts

For “excellence and commitment to the cultural well-being of our community.”

Certificate of Appreciation

Stockton Police Department

For “sincere contributions to the better understanding of the function of the Police Department in our community.”


C-Flag Award

President’s Citation Program for Private Sector Initiatives

For “the good community service effort our company has accomplished, and its dedication to President Bush’s ‘Thousand Points of Light’ philosophy.”


Touchstone Award

American Hospital Association

For excellence in the practice of hospital marketing and public relations.


MacEachen Award

Academy of Hospital Public Relations

Silver Anvil Award

Public Relations Society of America