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Ethnic media headlines
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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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(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...

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Carolyn Wang KongRaymond 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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Carolyn Wang Kong

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...

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Blue Shield of California News Center

This article originally appeared in Blue Shield of California News Center . Sherry Hirota, chief executive officer of Asian Health Services , an Oakland-based health and advocacy organization, sees a...

Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

On Friday, a federal court in New York blocked the Trump Administration’s proposed public charge rule while courts across the country weigh legal challenges to its implementation. The rule, which was...

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By: Carolyn Wang Kong

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...