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We are witnessing racial uprisings, calls for accountability, and a younger generation unapologetically using their voices to claim their power.

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If I were to pick a theme for 2020, it would be the year of taking a stand. We can say with confidence that our world, our state, and our communities are changing and being challenged in ways that...

What started out two years ago as a simple “strategic plan refresh” quickly became a completely new direction for Blue Shield of California Foundation in our journey to make California the healthiest...

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This article previously appeared in Grantmakers in Health, Views from the Field, September 2019. One can hardly deny America’s abundant prosperity and rise as a global superpower; yet, upon closer...

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This blog originally appeared in Health Affairs . In 2018, California was shaken by the news about an eight-year-old boy, Gabriel Fernandez , who had been abused, tortured, and eventually killed by...

[ Update: Aug 14, 2019 - the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the public charge rule which goes into effect Oct 15, 2019. ] Recently, I came home to find that my husband had purchased...

Over the past week, our social media channels and online news outlets have been inundated with images of crying children, some in caged areas, separated from their parents at our country’s southern...

What does patient engagement look like? What does it mean for patients when we get it right?

When I joined Blue Shield of California Foundation just over a year ago, I was excited to use my skills and knowledge to help strengthen California’s healthcare safety net and improve access to high-...

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