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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...

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...

Ethnic media headlines

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.”

Portrait of Ray Baxter
Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Reflections on a year with the Foundation, capping a career in health This post started out as an appreciation for the past year I spent leading this Foundation: why I came here, what I gained from...

A vendor pushes a paletas cart in front of a colorful mural near Fruitvale, California

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...

headshot of Debbie Chang

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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(This post was originally published on March 3, 2020, to commemorate the 55 th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” March on Selma. It has been updated to honor the life and legacy of Representative...

Andrew Kolbenschlag

Returning from a flight a few weeks ago, I climbed into a rideshare at San Francisco International Airport. At the end of a long day, I was eager to get home. The driver, a man a few years older than...

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