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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...

Blue Shield of California News Center

This article originally appereared in Blue Shield of California's News Center : In tiny Planada, a hamlet just outside of Merced, the California Rural Legal Assistance held its first focus group with...

Richard Thomason

This September 13, our nation marks the 25 th anniversary of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Since its enactment in 1994, this legislation has made a significant contribution to...

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Foundation Staff

Our staff summer reading recommendations highlight stories that help us see the world in different ways and from new perspectives. Reading diverse stories helps us listen more, learn more, and become...

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.

Earlier this year, I was late to work, flying down the stairs of the San Bruno BART station to the underground passenger area. The atmospheric rivers in the sky had filled the streets with water,...

A bright yellow legal pad and black felt-tip pen set me off on my journey as an advocate. I was twelve years old and completely appalled by the planned installation of speed bumps on my street in...

Earlier this summer, I attended a discussion on how philanthropy could respond to the #MeToo movement — in this field, we’re all trying to make a difference for our communities, so why not start with...

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Peter Long, Ph.D.

We know that when we get it right, collaboration will allow us to embrace new viewpoints into the complex problems we want to solve, attract more partners, create new frameworks to guide action, and achieve bolder goals.

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