Bridging Health and Environmental Equity in Stockton, California

What does Stockton’s history tell us about Stockton today? When you look at a map, we can see that the legacy of redlining – the illegal practice of denying services to communities of color – remains present today. We see…
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Join us to Improve Community Benefits in the Central Valley

How would you invest in the health of your community? Growing up, I learned the importance of listening to my family, friends, and neighbors. When I was 5 years old, I remember sitting at the end of our driveway with…
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Kaiser Responded to Clarify! – RE: Kaiser Permanente’s Sponsorship of the Warriors May Not Be So Golden

A few weeks ago, I published this piece about nonprofit hospital community benefit, which called into question Kaiser Permanente’s sponsorship of the Golden State Warriors. I wondered whether Kaiser might be counting this partnership (along with fancy commercials like this)…
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Kaiser Permanente’s Sponsorship of the Warriors May Not Be So Golden

  GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS FANS STAND UP! The Bay Area should thank their Warriors, led by the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, for ending a 40-year NBA Finals appearance drought. Warriors faithful everywhere (including several of my esteemed colleagues…
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Greenlining, Hospitals, and Sunlight: Why Transparency Matters

It’s not easy to find a direct analogy that describes the work Greenlining has done to hold not-for-profit hospitals accountable to their community benefit promises. To most, these hospitals seem like the last institution you’d want to criticize, particularly in…
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