Health Care and Coverage

We are improving systems of care so that quality, patient-centered care is accessible for all Californians.

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Our Staff

Rachel Wick

Senior Program Officer, Health Care and Coverage

Apana

Program Assistant

Related Resources

February 2014 Update: Ready, Set, Enroll: Community Health Center Strategies to Facilitate Enrollment of Uninsured Patients into Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act.

In September 2013, the Foundation funded a report by Pacific Health Consulting Group highlighting strategies and best practices for CHCs to enroll uninsured patients into coverage (Ready, Set, Enroll: Community Health Center Strategies to Facilitate Enrollment of Uninsured Patients into Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act). This report, the first of four quarterly updates, presents enrollment trends, changes in California enrollment policy, CHC enrollment experiences, early enrollment innovations and best practices among California CHCs. Read more

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law: New Research into Health Reform Implementation 

Aligned with the Foundation’s efforts to support coverage expansion and enrollment, we invested in a nation-wide research network and series of articles to help inform policy options and share strategies and best practices around state-level implementation of health reform. Read more

This study, prepared by Capital Link with funding from Blue Shield of California Foundation, was conducted to better understand the financial health of the California community health center safety net and factors that may positively influence the development of high performing health centers.  Download Infographic (PDF)

Domestic Violence and Health Care Partnerships

To achieve our mission of ending domestic violence, our funding strategy aims to bridge the divide between health care and domestic violence (DV). The implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands women's preventive services to include DV screening and counseling. This change creates new opportunities and incentives for domestic violence and healthcare organizations to collaborate. Learn More

From Our Blog

In philanthropy, we are driven by the causes that matter to us and bolstered by the opportunity to generate meaningful change. But how do we actually achieve that change? For years, when I was out in the community or talking with my colleagues about the work of Blue Shield of California Foundation, I would rarely start by describing us as a “policy funder.” Instead, I would say that we aim to strengthen and transform the systems that support the...