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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


July, 2017

This toolkit, supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, aims to support community health centers as they navigate...

Read Moving Forward in Uncertain Times: A Scenario Planning Guide and Toolkit for California Clinics and Health Centers

June, 2017

This Aspen Institute report indentifies five transformative ideas to accelerate innovation and amplify value and quality in...

Read Accelerating Innovation in Health Care: Game-Changing Ideas to Clear the Way

June, 2017

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud areplaying an increasingly important role in the delivery of high-...

Read Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers into Health Care Teams in California

From Our Blog

Recent proposals by Congress have raised legitimate concerns and questions about the future availability of health coverage for millions of Americans. There is no question that access to timely and affordable medical care is critically important. We also know that many other factors beyond medical care contribute to health. Here in California, our most vulnerable... Read more »

Continue reading A Movement to Modernize Our Health System is Spreading Across California

by Peter Long, Ph.D.

President and CEO

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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 »