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Blue Shield of California Foundation believes all Californians can be healthy and safe.

Find out how we're helping those most in need through our two program areas:

We’re one of California’s largest and most trusted grantmaking organizations.

We back promising practices and strategies that strengthen leaders, bolster organizations, and connect people to support health and safety for low-income and vulnerable Californians.

Our Mission in Action


May, 2017

This brief, supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, highlights the experiences of two California counties--San...

Read: The Importance of Data Sharing to Support Integration of Substance Use Treatment in California’s Medi-Cal Program

February, 2017

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud are playing an increasingly important role in community-based and...

Read: Utilization of Community Health Workers in Emerging Care Coordination Models in California

January, 2017

This issue brief from the National Health Law Program, and supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, examines the...

Read: Mental Health Services in Medi-Cal

From Our Blog

A few weeks ago, we celebrated my daughter’s ninth birthday. And it was almost a fiasco. We arrived at a local amusement park for a day of fun, only to find the parking lot empty and the park closing due to the threat of bad weather (not too unlike the Griswold family’s arrival at Walley World in the movie Vacation! ). My husband and I experienced momentary panic as we... Read more »

Continue reading: Vacation 3.0: Crowdsourcing Solutions for Impact

by Brittany Imwalle

Chief Operating Officer

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Sacramento Native American Health Center

The Sacramento Native American Health Center Inc. (SNAHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Sacramento. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life for the community by... Read more »


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Connecting Healthcare & Domestic Violence in L.A. County

Jenesse Center, Inc. and Watts Healthcare Corporation are working together to improve intervention and screening for domestic violence within the healthcare system, as well as to connect survivors to... Read more »