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Shannon Cosgrove

by Jasmine Phiri

April 12, 2021

Director, Community Health,
Blue Shield of California

Shannon Cosgrove is the Director of Community Health for Blue Shield of California. In this role, she oversees innovative pilots and initiatives related to Community Health Advocates, Behavioral Health, Social Determinants, technology platforms, and health equity. Her team works to improve the health of communities where members reside by finding ways to support existing efforts linking physical, mental, and social health for all. Previously, Shannon was the Director of Health Policy for Cure Violence where she led the national Movement towards Violence as a Health Issue. She has consulted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders and was a Master Trainer for CommonHealth ACTION’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute. Shannon served as the Deputy Director for the Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice in Baltimore City.