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Alex Briscoe

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Alex Briscoe

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
health of high school students
adolescent mental health
youth development
school reform and charter schools
social justice programming
crisis counseling


Alex Briscoe was appointed director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency in January 2010. Previously he served as the agency's deputy director. Before joining the county, he was the director of the Chappell Hayes Health Center at McClymonds High School in West Oakland. The Chappell Hayes Health Center is a satellite outpatient center of Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. Mr. Briscoe earned a B.A. from Vassar College in urban studies and a master's in marriage and family counseling from the University of San Francisco. He is a mental health practitioner specializing in adolescent services and youth development. Mr. Briscoe has worked in school reform and the charter school movement, including work with YouthBuild USA, the Corporation For National and Community Service and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He has also worked in the foundation community as a program officer for the Greater Philadelphia First Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. He has specialized in revenue-producing social justice programming, youth voice and crisis counseling.

1000 San Leandro Blvd. Suite 300
San Leandro  California  94577
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 618-3452
Office Fax: 
(510) 351-1367


Soaring out-of-pocket costs, rising premiums, and shaky insurance exchanges raise urgent questions this election season. What policies might address these problems, and how do the presidential candidates’ health plans differ? This webinar will give an overview of each candidates’ policy prescriptions and provide reporters with crucial context for covering one of the election’s most important but overlooked issues.

The 2017 California Fellowship, for California-based journalists only, will be held March 5-9, 2017 in Los Angeles. This Fellowship will focus on vulnerable populations and access to care and health care reform and innovation. We also take an in-depth look at how community conditions influence individuals' prospects for health. Each Fellow receives a $1,000 stipend to assist with the costs of reporting an ambitious Fellowship project on a California health issue, as well as six months of mentoring by a Senior Fellow. Deadline to apply is Dec. 1.  For more information, go here.


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