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We work toward a future of equity, health, and prosperity for all Californians.
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Let’s End Domestic Violence: Heal, Restore, Prevent

In our podcast series, Let’s End Domestic Violence: Heal, Restore, Prevent, prevention experts speak with journalist Bonnie Boswell about how we can break the cycle and end domestic violence in California.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Blue Shield of California Foundation supports lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence.

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What We Do
80% of health outcomes are not tied to health care

What We Do

Well-being for California communities

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:

From our newsroom

From our newsrooom

One in five women who become homeless in California flee their homes to escape violence and escalating abuse by an intimate partner, a new analysis of a statewide survey has reported.

Research indicates that an estimated 20 percent of health outcomes are linked to medical care; the remaining 80 percent stem from socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioral factors referred to as social drivers of health (DOH). These factors — such as homelessness, food insecurity, and exposure to intimate partner violence — are associated with chronic illness, mental health issues, acute hospitalizations, and high health care costs and disproportionately impact communities of color.

Three evaluation leaders, including our very own Chief Evaluation and Strategy Director, Ana Jackson, share how they are fostering more equitable approaches to evaluation to ensure they are putting the people they serve at the center of their work. 

Our grantees' work to end domestic violence is echoed in first-ever national plan to end gender-based violence.

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Resources + Ideas

Latest insights

What we're learning from our grantees, staff, and partners

A view of the All In For Kids roundtable conference room

Leaders unite to share community-driven solutions for children and families

Reflections on recent funding opportunities, policy successes, and innovations that address and prevent childhood trauma in California.

A portrait of poet Natalie Patterson

A conversation with poet Natalie Patterson

Natalie Patterson, a poet and leader with BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective), talks with Blue Shield of California Foundation about her work.

Equity in Multisector Collaboration Toolkit publication cover

Lessons from an equity toolkit workshop: facilitator perspective on participatory engagement

Blue Shield of California Foundation led a workshop for health funders at the 2023 Grantmakers In Health (GIH) annual conference held in Minneapolis.