A multiracial crowd stands together
Carolyn Wang Kong

Why does a funder focused on health equity and domestic violence invest in power-building? And what does power-building mean? We asked the leaders of statewide efforts building power among...

Adults of many genders and colors are seated and listening
Julie Richter

After working for two years with multisector collaborations that take on domestic violence, Program Officer TC Duong shares what the Foundation is learning about the factors that influence their success. "These findings create a blueprint for prioritizing collaborations that are ready to make the biggest impact," he says.

two kids holding hands looking out a window
Debbie I. Chang, MPH Rajni Dronamraju

This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle : Almost everyone, to some extent, has suffered from the isolation, uncertainty, or emotional and economic effects of the pandemic. But...

paper cutout of a family holding hands
Debbie I. Chang, MPH Melinda K. Abrams

COVID-19 has exposed and intensified long-standing problems in our country, including deep cracks in the U.S. health system and racial and economic injustice.

A mural of Vanessa Guillen in Fort Hood, Texas
Glenda Monterozza

The tragic story of Vanessa Guillen's murder points to the faults in our current systems - and it sounds an urgent call for change.

Carolyn Wang Kong's parents
Carolyn Wang Kong

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month as an opportunity to express solidarity and name how our resilience is connected to others.

Ethnic media headlines
Guest author

In March 2020, as part of its COVID-19 Rapid Response grantmaking, the Foundation approved a proposal by Ethnic Media Services (EMS) to deliver 12 timely, science-based COVID-19 telebriefings to ethnic media. Over 320 journalists participated in the first four telebriefings. Sandy Close, EMS director said, “This turnout shows the hunger for culturally-relevant news and information about the pandemic.”

Portrait of Ray Baxter
Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Raymond Baxter reflects on a year with Blue Shield of California Foundation during the COVID-19 pandemic, capping a career in health.

rural road
Guest author

(This post was originally published on March 3, 2020, to commemorate the 55 th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” March on Selma. It has been updated to honor the life and legacy of Representative...

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