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Marisela Nuñez

A few weeks ago, I went home to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with my family. Each year, in preparation for the celebration, I help my family put together an ofrenda , or altar, to...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for an educational trip with my fellow board members at Grantmakers in Health and the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC). I was thrilled...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

Our hearts go out to the victims, families, and community of San Bernardino. The San Bernardino County Public Health Department has been – and remains – a steadfast partner in our mission to ensure...

Joycelyn Macbeth

"I began to think bigger, approach things differently, and commit to purposeful exploration beyond my doorstep. I had found my “new normal.” My partner and I were planning our first trip abroad when...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

This summer marks five years since I first stepped into my role as president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. At the time, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was just being signed into law...

Brenda Solórzano

I love all things 60s — the music, the history, and the social movements that took off during that period of cultural transformation. Often, I wish I could have grown up in the 60s so that I could...

Crispin Delgado

Her chest rose and fell in sync with every beep of the machine next to her hospital bed. She lay there peacefully, unaware of the heartache five generations of her family were enduring alongside her...

I love spreadsheets. And I mean love spreadsheets. I even dressed up as one for Halloween. In my view, there are few problems that can’t be solved with a Pivot Table or vlookup . So, when I joined...

Brenda Solórzano

I love summer for many reasons, but one of them may surprise you - it’s the season when I get to spend time with our summer interns. Every year, starting in June, these young students help remind me...

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