This morning the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced its 2015 NCRP Impact Awardees and we're excited to share that NCG member Blue Shield of California Foundation is among them.
Blue Shield of California Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and making health care accessible, effective and affordable for California’s underserved. The foundation remains the state’s largest private funder of domestic violence services and prevention – investing more than $65 million since 2002.
The foundation recognized the opportunity—and incentive—to bridge the divide between its programmatic areas when the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage for domestic violence screening as part of women’s preventive health visits. In early 2014, it launched the Domestic Violence and Health Care Partnerships Initiative, which aims to achieve a more integrated and effective system of care for families and individuals experiencing, or at risk for, domestic violence. Through a competitive application process, the foundation selected 19 teams, each composed of a local domestic violence organization and a community health center, to partner and develop cross-sector solutions. Many teams are located in medically underserved communities in California with high rates of domestic and sexual violence.
All the 2015 NCRP Awardees will be celebrated at the May 19th Impact Awards reception here in San Francisco. Learn more about the other awardees and the reception on NCRP's website.
And on behalf of all of us here at NCG, congratulations to Blue Shield President and CEO Peter Long on the regonition he and his staff are receiving with this award.