Blue Shield of California Foundation announces $6.2 million in grants to support our state’s communities of color and families with low incomes, speeding progress toward our mission of making California the healthiest state and ending domestic violence.
“We are excited to be supporting grantees who are spreading and scaling up their most promising approaches, to reach more families and empower entire communities in the populations that we serve.”
Blue Shield of California Foundation supports lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state and to end domestic violence.
80% of health outcomes are not tied to health care—which is why we target root causes in our work to promote health equity and end domestic violence. We have carefully honed our strategies to focus on the following three areas:
We are implementing a refined strategic framework and measurement model that build on our existing efforts.
As California opens access to the COVID-19 vaccine for all adults, we need to prioritize those on the front lines, in need of financial resources, in order to reach populations and neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic. The Latinx communities that have been disproportionately impacted are particularly vulnerable because they also face a multitude of economic and social inequities.
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