There’s value in sharing insights and ideas along the way. Dig into our blog to read about the impact we’re seeing today, and the ideas that we hope will spark a change that helps move all of our work further forward.

/ Carolyn Wang Kong

When I joined Blue Shield of California Foundation just over a year ago, I was excited to use my skills and knowledge to help strengthen California’s healthcare safety net and improve access to high-...

/ Rachel Wick

In late 2016, the US Surgeon General issued a groundbreaking report on drug and alcohol addiction. It was inspiring to see the nation’s top doctor sound the alarm about substance use—including the...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

Lost amidst the coverage of President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition and cabinet appointments is a chilling fact: the lives of Americans are getting shorter . Despite spending more for health care...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

Given the results of the recent election, we don’t yet know what changes we will encounter on the road ahead. What we do know is that our mission has not changed, and our resolve remains undiminished...

/ Gwyneth Tripp

Before the rains came, I was watering my garden and the hose I was using would only spray for a few seconds, and then give out. I kept repeating this, every time looking to see if there was a kink in...

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A few weeks ago, I went home to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with my family. Each year, in preparation for the celebration, I help my family put together an ofrenda , or altar, to...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

As this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month continues, I find myself humbled, inspired, and uplifted by the stories and words of support that have been shared with us through our End the Silence...

/ Christine Maulhardt

I was raised to believe that if you don’t vote, you can’t complain. Whatever issues matter most for you, speak up.

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for an educational trip with my fellow board members at Grantmakers in Health and the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC). I was thrilled...

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