Kaiser Permanente Announces First Female Sports Ambassador

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Naomi Girma, star defender of the San Diego Wave Fútbol Club, has been announced as Kaiser Permanente’s first female sports ambassador. Kaiser Permanente and the Wave FC share a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), community and progress in building a better path for women’s health and wellness.

Girma was named the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League Rookie and Defender of the Year during her first season with the Wave FC.

“I am humbled and grateful to serve as the partnership’s first female ambassador. Mental health is near and dear to my heart, and this opportunity will allow my voice to reach a greater audience, specifically the women and youth of San Diego,” said Girma. “Let’s work together to break down the barriers surrounding female health and wellness to help build a more supportive and inclusive community.”

Kaiser Permanente became a founding partner of the Wave FC in 2022. The company serves as the club’s official health partner and team physician.

“This partnership is a continuation of our commitment to empowering diverse individuals everywhere, and we are thrilled to share valuable resources that can help drive the next generation of youth toward success,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, Regional President of Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii Health Plan and Hospitals.

Kaiser Permanente also launched the first Wave of Wellness Fit Clinic, which will help youth-focused organizations promote mental, social and physical well-being.


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