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Let’s End Domestic Violence: Heal, Restore, Prevent

We’ve launched a four-part podcast series, Let’s End Domestic Violence: Heal, Restore, Prevent. Join award-winning journalist and host Bonnie Boswell as she speaks with today’s leading domestic violence prevention experts about how we can break the cycle and end domestic violence in California.

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

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80% of health outcomes are not tied to health care

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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

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.

Californians in general struggle to find and afford mental health treatment, but the access difficulties are magnified for survivors. These access challenges are often compounded by practical, cultural and linguistic barriers including — as in Lisbet’s case — the overwhelming nature of domestic violence, health insurance limitations, stigma and fear of turning to authorities for help.

The financial system has become an important new frontier in the fight against intimate partner violence. More than nine in 10 survivors of an abusive relationship experience economic abuse, according to the US National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 


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Toolkit helps practice equity in multisector collaboration

The Equity in Multisector Collaboration toolkit is a comprehensive resource to deepen equity for collaborations. It focuses on five equity capabilities and includes an assessment for collaboratives to understand where they are in their equity journey.

A staff member high-fives students on the yard of The Primary School in the San Francisco Bay Area

All In For Kids: What collaboratives have to teach us about preventing childhood trauma and domestic violence

What some child- and family-serving organizations in California  members of a collaborative called All In For Kids  are learning about ways to prevent domestic violence and other childhood trauma.

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Humanity at the heart of systems change: highlights from a convening of Foundation grantees

Margaret Tobias Grier shares a story about a recent convening of 26 grantee partners to talk about the systems change work each organization is advancing, the wins, and the challenges.