President's Message

Further Forward

As we look at our world and all of its complex challenges, it’s clear that we need not only more funding and support for...

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Faith in the Future

December 14, 2017

I visited Ojai recently with my wife and we decided to...

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Together we Stand

Given the results of the recent election, we don’t yet know what changes we will encounter on the road ahead. What we do...

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Unity, Ingenuity, and Hope in Havana

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for an educational trip with my fellow board members at Grantmakers in...

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What Does Innovation Mean for the Foundation?

“Innovation” is an increasingly ubiquitous term in health care that can mean many things to different people and...

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Prioritizing Progress

We’ve begun the third year of implementing our Foundation’s strategic plan, which is designed to transform California’s...

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Words to Live by

"...to end domestic violence."

I read these words...

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Reflection Season

This summer marks five years since I first stepped into my role as president and CEO of Blue Shield of California...

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Helping Ideas Spring Forward

Periodically, it is important to review the fundamentals of our work to ensure that we remain true to our mission. This...

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The Process of Progress

“Change is the only constant in life, and it is in changing that we find purpose.” –Heraclitus

Recently,...

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