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This blog originally appeared on the Blue Shield News Center. A healthy, inclusive, representative democracy is key to good physical and mental health. An estimated 80% of our health outcomes are...

Estudio revela diferencias sociales entre californios
By: Foundation staff

El nuevo coronavirus introdujo un sinfín de incertidumbre en nuestras vidas, pero también ha expuesto desigualdades que ya estaban presentes en nuestra sociedad, y, en algunos casos las ha hecho aún más pronunciadas.

Mending California's Great Divide
By: Foundation staff

What determines how a family experiences the wide-ranging social and economic effects of COVID-19? We review current data from our PerryUndem survey.

Women farmworkers gathered at work.

This blog originally appeared on the Blue Shield News Center. California farmland is often called “America’s salad bowl,” as our country’s largest producer of fresh produce, but it can also be a...

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After a successful first year, Children’s Council’s Family Child Care Business Incubator is expanding to secure the future of California’s child care workers and the families that they serve The...

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Before the pandemic, we asked Californians what would make them feel healthy and safe in the future. What we heard was that the struggle of daily life was unrelenting. The focus was on survival – how...

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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...

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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...

An illustration that shows scenes from communities of the future
By: Foundation staff

We explore five ways communities of the future can prevent domestic violence.