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How would our society look different if we responded to racism with the same urgency as COVID-19?

Governor Newsom’s announcement of multiple actions to address domestic violence in California, including support for the Relief and Resilience Fund, is encouraging news for all Californians – particularly those affected by domestic violence.

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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.

In this interview, Foundation President & CEO Debbie Chang discusses how women can transform public health.

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As we continue to shelter in place and adjust how we function in our daily lives, I try to stay positive and find the “silver lining”. This is one of the many Native Hawaiian cultural practices we’ve...

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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.”

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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.

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On April 15, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new statewide fund to support immigrant communities who have lost jobs or wages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: Blue Shield of California...

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When I came to the Foundation just a few weeks ago, I was energized to help achieve our bold goal: to make California the healthiest state with the lowest rates of domestic violence. I didn’t know it...

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