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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...

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This article previously appeared in Grantmakers in Health, Views from the Field, September 2019. One can hardly deny America’s abundant prosperity and rise as a global superpower; yet, upon closer...

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.

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This blog originally appeared in Health Affairs . In 2018, California was shaken by the news about an eight-year-old boy, Gabriel Fernandez , who had been abused, tortured, and eventually killed by...

Historically, when it comes to being Program staff at our Foundation, you’re either a “health” person or a “domestic violence” person. And, for all of my career, I’ve been a “health” person. But as...

[ Update: Aug 14, 2019 - the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the public charge rule which goes into effect Oct 15, 2019. ] Recently, I came home to find that my husband had purchased...

I love frameworks. Ask any of my colleagues at the Foundation and they’ll tell you that I’m the first to want to map an issue – using systems mapping , driver diagrams , 5 why’s – if it can help make...

Over the past week, our social media channels and online news outlets have been inundated with images of crying children, some in caged areas, separated from their parents at our country’s southern...

What does patient engagement look like? What does it mean for patients when we get it right?

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