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A mural of Vanessa Guillen in Fort Hood, Texas

The tragic story of Vanessa Guillen's murder points to the faults in our current systems - and it sounds an urgent call for change.

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It’s being said a lot: This year’s LGBTQ Pride month looks like none before it. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country this spring, we saw story after story about public events typically held...

Hands forming the shape of hearts

How would our society look different if we responded to racism with the same urgency as COVID-19?

On May 29, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced several actions to support survivors and those at risk of domestic violence, including $5.3M to organizations working to mitigate the effects of COVID...

Carolyn Wang Kong's parents

I usually have to explain how I came to be born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because, well, how does a Chinese American family end up in the South in the 1970s? My family’s story is one that isn’t...

In this interview, Foundation President & CEO Debbie Chang discusses how women can transform public health.

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As we continue to shelter in place and adjust how we function in our daily lives, I try to stay positive and find the “silver lining”. This is one of the many Native Hawaiian cultural practices we’ve...

Ethnic media headlines

In March 2020, as part of its COVID-19 Rapid Response grantmaking, the Foundation approved a proposal by Ethnic Media Services (EMS) to deliver 12 timely, science-based COVID-19 telebriefings to ethnic media. Over 320 journalists participated in the first four telebriefings. Sandy Close, EMS director said, “This turnout shows the hunger for culturally-relevant news and information about the pandemic.”

Portrait of Ray Baxter
Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Reflections on a year with the Foundation, capping a career in health This post started out as an appreciation for the past year I spent leading this Foundation: why I came here, what I gained from...