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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...

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...

Earlier this year, I was late to work, flying down the stairs of the San Bruno BART station to the underground passenger area. The atmospheric rivers in the sky had filled the streets with water,...

Exploring the Value of Prevention

From Foundation Senior Program Officer Rachel Wick: One of my new year’s resolutions was to work on my personal finances. Like many Americans, I’m better at spending money than I am at saving it –...

A few weeks ago, we released a new request for proposals as part of our Designing the Future of Health initiative, with the goal of addressing an important question: What will it take to generate...

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

More chest pains. Dizziness. Was I having a heart attack? After weeks of recurring chest pains, I finally broke down and asked my wife to take me to the hospital. So there I was, waiting in the...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

I’ve always told people that I grew up in Forest Hill, Maryland, in a town of less than 400 people. However, a colleague recently pointed out to me that my “town” is actually just an unincorporated...