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A multiracial crowd stands together

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...

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

Carolyn Wang Kong's parents

I usually have to explain how I came to be born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because, well, how does a Chinese American family end up in the South in the 1970s? My family’s story is one that isn’t...

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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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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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Emmy GanosPriscilla Ko

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...

Carolyn Wang Kong and Ray Baxter

Chief Program Director Carolyn Wang Kong interviewed President & CEO Ray Baxter about health as a unifying vision for social change.

Lisa Fujie Parks Alisha Somji

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...

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