Jelissa Parham

On a sunny day in the Bay, I walk up to my apartment door and think about how I’m looking forward to spending some time outside attempting to rescue the plants in my garden that I just can’t seem to...

Alisha Somji, Abena Asare, and Lisa Fujie Parks

The following is part two in our guest blog series from our partners at Prevention Institute, Alisha Somji, Abena Asare, and Lisa Fujie Parks. Read the first part in this series: From McKinleyville...

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Alisha Somji, Abena Asare, and Lisa Fujie Parks

The following is a guest blog from our parnters at Prevention Institute: Supporting safe relationships, mental wellbeing, and economic security are goals for many communities —but the connections...

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Blue Shield of California News Center

This article originally appeared in Blue Shield of California News Center . Sherry Hirota, chief executive officer of Asian Health Services , an Oakland-based health and advocacy organization, sees a...

Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

On Friday, a federal court in New York blocked the Trump Administration’s proposed public charge rule while courts across the country weigh legal challenges to its implementation. The rule, which was...

Blue Shield of California News Center

This article originally appereared in Blue Shield of California's News Center : In tiny Planada, a hamlet just outside of Merced, the California Rural Legal Assistance held its first focus group with...

Blue Shield of California Foundation Staff

In October of each year, we rededicate ourselves to ending domestic violence in partnership with you —survivors, family members, friends, community leaders, service providers, researchers, educators...

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Jacqueline del Castillo

I grew up in Grand Blanc, a small town just outside of Flint, epicenter of the Flint Water Crisis and birthplace of Michael Moore. My family members were the only Hispanics we knew and we shared our...

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Carolyn Wang Kong Emmy GanosPriscilla Ko

This article previously appeared in Grantmakers in Health, Views from the Field, September 2019. One can hardly deny America’s abundant prosperity and rise as a global superpower; yet, upon closer...

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