Peter Long is senior vice president of Healthcare and Community Health Transformation at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with over $20 billion in annual revenue serving over 4 million members in the state’s commercial, individual, and government markets. Long leads collaborations with healthcare providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to design innovative clinical and community programs. He also has oversight for healthcare delivery and payment systems providing Californians access to value-based, high-quality, and affordable care.

Previously, Long was president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation, focused on building lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state, and to end domestic violence. He helped launch the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative in 15 communities across the state, partnering with the California Department of Public Health and other philanthropies. Under his leadership, in partnership with the Center for Care Innovations, the foundation supported Affordable Care Act implementation among the safety-net providers for Californians who had been excluded from health care.

Prior to joining Blue Shield, Long served in leadership roles at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, The California Endowment, and the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley. Previously, he served as a legislative analyst for the National Progressive Primary Health Care Network in Cape Town, South Africa, during the country’s transition to democracy.

Long has extensive experience working on health policy issues at the state and national levels, and has written numerous papers and chapters on a variety of health policy topics. His research and publications have been groundbreaking in healthcare reform and community development. In recognition of his professional contributions, Long has received numerous awards, including Peace over Violence Corporate Champion, the Blue Star Families Blue Star Neighbor Award, the BSC Foundation National Impact Award for Corporate Foundations from the National Council for Responsive Philanthropy, the California Primary Care Association, and the Hero Award, to name a few.

Long serves as Adjunct Professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and as co-chair of the Foresight Project, envisioning, testing, and creating a transformed U.S. health system. Long has been a board member at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Grantmakers in Health, and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, and he serves on a number of other health advisory councils.

Long earned a doctorate in health services from the University of California’s Fielding School of Public Health, a master's degree in health policy analysis from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a bachelor's degrees in modern European history from Harvard University.


Download the printable version of Peter Long's bio (PDF, 91KB).