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

This blog was written in partnership with Melinda K. Abrams , Senior Vice President at the Commonwealth Fund. COVID-19 has exposed and intensified long-standing problems in our country, including...

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.

Portrait of Ray Baxter
Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Reflections on a year with the Foundation, capping a career in health This post started out as an appreciation for the past year I spent leading this Foundation: why I came here, what I gained from...

Andrew Kolbenschlag

Returning from a flight a few weeks ago, I climbed into a rideshare at San Francisco International Airport. At the end of a long day, I was eager to get home. The driver, a man a few years older than...

Debbie Chang
Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Earlier this month, we announced that Debbie I. Chang has been appointed Blue Shield of California Foundation’s new president and CEO. Debbie will start at the Foundation on March 9, 2020. Debbie...

group of people holding hands
Carolyn Wang Kong Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Earlier this year, a divided United States Supreme Court struck down a lower court’s ruling that delayed the Trump Administration’s proposed change to the so-called “public charge” rule , clearing...

Elderly person holds grandson
Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

October marked National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and as part of our efforts, the Foundation was proud to support the October issue of Health Affairs — Violence and Health — which examines...

Alisha Somji, Abena Asare, and Lisa Fujie Parks

The following is part two in our guest blog series from our partners at Prevention Institute, Alisha Somji, Abena Asare, and Lisa Fujie Parks. Read the first part in this series: From McKinleyville...

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