Advocating for change

Blue Shield advocates for public policy that is in the best interest of our members and communities – at the local, state, and national levels.

UC Berkeley fellowship

Developing diverse leaders

Blue Shield of California will invest $7 million over five years for a new fellowship program at UC Berkeley School of Public Health to support graduate students from underrepresented communities. The program, which aims to increase diversity among health professionals, will train fellows to leverage data and analytics to improve public health and advance health equity.


Disrupting drug pricing

Blue Shield of California, along with 17 other Blue Cross Blue Shield Association plans, joined with nonprofit Civica Rx to provide low-cost generic medications by early 2022.