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

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.

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.

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...

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