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May 2023

The White House has released the first national plan to end gender-based violence, a framework for California to follow.

“This comprehensive plan recognizes the multigenerational impact of domestic violence and the value of prevention.”

— Debbie I. Chang, MPH, Foundation president & CEO
Our Mission

Our Mission

Blue Shield of California Foundation supports lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence.

About Us

What We Do
80% of health outcomes are not tied to health care

What We Do

Well-being for California communities

80% of health outcomes are not tied to health care — which is why we target root causes in our work to promote health equity and end domestic violence. We have carefully honed our strategies to focus on the following three areas:

We are implementing a refined strategic framework and measurement model that build on our existing efforts.

From our newsroom

From our newsrooom

Spotlighting the impact of collaboratives we support as they bring those with lived experience of violence and trauma to the center of the dialogue.

Through 14 grants in the first quarter of 2023, we're fueling organizations with $3.4 million toward building the coalitions, networks, and systems changes that will make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence.

Strategies to achieve health equity and end domestic violence come to life on screen.

Lessons along the way to ending domestic violence and achieving health equity.

"The Guaranteed Income Pooled Fund provides us with the opportunity to invest in a first-of-its-kind statewide initiative that creates a path to economic security, and one that ultimately leads to greater health equity and well-being in communities where it is needed most,” said Asma Day, program manager working to strengthen economic security and mobility at Blue Shield of California Foundation.


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Resources + Ideas

Latest insights

What we're learning from our grantees, staff, and partners

Part of a map depicting systems involved in domestic violence

Changing the conversation about domestic violence

A behind-the-scenes look at our campaign to shift perceptions.


Sonya Young Adam, Lucia Corral Pena, and Sandra Henriquez pose together

Centering the lived experience for domestic violence prevention

Learn how Reimagine Lab’s leaders brought the program's results to life at the recent 2022 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence conference in St. Louis.

SPARC leader Shannon Riley and SPARC leader Lisa Quilan with her children

Student leaders pave the way for change

Shannon Riley and Lisa Quilan, leaders from Project SPARC, share their experiences reimagining CalWORKs.