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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...

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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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I grew up in a house that was full of political debate, but it wasn’t until I was a teen that I realized that my parents didn’t vote. “Why aren’t you voting?” I asked. “Why bother? We would cancel...

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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The following is guest blog from Berkeley Media Studies Group with the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative , the Public Health Alliance of Southern California , and the San Joaquin Valley...

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Earlier this month, we announced that Debbie I. Chang has been appointed Blue Shield of California Foundation’s new president and CEO. Debbie will start at the Foundation on March 9, 2020. Debbie...

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Carolyn Wang Kong Raymond 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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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...

This blog was previously published on Southern California Grantmakers Back to the Future Blog Series . Two years ago, Blue Shield of California Foundation launched Designing the Future of Health to...

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