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Lucia Corral Pena and friends

I get together with a small group of close friends from law school every year. We’ve been friends since before we had babies, husbands, and careers — and before we knew about diva-camping trips. We...

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,...

Amanda Kim Jaspal S. Sandhu, PhD

Jaspal Sandhu, PhD, Managing Partner of Gobee Group , a leading health and social impact design firm, and Professor of Practice in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health at UC Berkeley, School of...

Emily Otani, Blue Shield of California Newscenter

This article orignally appeared in Blue Shield of California's Newscenter, here . For those seeking to distance themselves from the bustle of California’s major urban areas, the far north California...

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...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

A movement to modernize our health system is spreading to communities across California.

“ Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and...

Hearing the recent news about the tragic shootings in Isla Vista - which took the lives of seven young people - sparked deep sadness for me. As a public health professional, I felt tremendous...