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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...

“ 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...

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...

Marissa Tirona

Before joining the Foundation in January, I spent the last five years co-leading the team that designed the Strong Field Project Leadership Development Program (LDP). As part of that work, we...

Nikki Uyên Đinh

Today, April 30, marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, also called “Black April.” The day marks the retreat of American troops and the surrender of South Vietnam to North Vietnam. (Phnom...

Though I have long been an admirer of smart and talented women, I am only newly a member of the Beyonce fan club (a.k.a., the “Bey Hive”). Years ago, on a trip to Santa Barbara to visit my parents, I...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

Periodically, it is important to review the fundamentals of our work to ensure that we remain true to our mission. This includes answering the “what,” “how,” and “why” of our ongoing efforts to...

This winter, we lost three incredible allies in the fight to improve access to healthcare for all Americans. Each one of these leaders died too soon, leaving hearts empty and work unfinished. In...

Laura Blumenthal

Imagine you or a loved one is sick. Your doctor shares some treatment options — all of which are costly or come with significant risks. Do you make a decision based on only one expert's advice? Or...