[Webinar] How to Engage Local Communities with Data

(This webinar has already taken place)

How to Engage Local Communities with Data
Wednesday March 16, 2016 @ 11am Pacific / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern Time

In this webinar, Andy Krackov of the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) will share lessons learned from more than a dozen years engaging local communities with data through his work at CHCF, the Lucile Packard Foundation, U.S. News and World Report, and Stanford University 

Andy Krackov is currently guiding CHCF's Free the Data initiative and is one of the driving forces behind HealthData+ which helps California Health Departments engage their local communities through data and storytelling. Prior to CHCF, Andy helped launch the kidsdata.org data portal at the Lucile Packard Foundation. 

Join the webinar and learn:

  • How to approach and use data in your communication
  • How to assemble the right team
  • How to get your message across and compel action




Andy Krackov, MA
Associate Director of External Engagement
California Healthcare Foundation


Andy Krackov is associate director of external engagement at California HealthCare Foundation, where he helps guide organization-wide efforts to more deeply understand and engage CHCF’s external partners. This work involves collaborating across the foundation, as well as externally, to generate, fund, and implement innovative approaches to motivate the foundation’s core audiences with data and information. Andy's grantmaking work focuses on encouraging government to improve access to health and health care data and catalyzing improved use of these data by working with entrepreneurs, designers, local counties, the delivery system, and others. This open data work is run through CHCF's Free the Data initiative, which Andy guides.

Prior to joining CHCF, Andrew worked at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health for nine years and served most recently as assistant vice president for programs and partnerships. There he was instrumental in establishing and expanding the Kidsdata.org website, which aids policymakers, advocacy groups, media, and parents in accessing and using data on the health of California's children. Previously, Andrew held communications and editorial roles, including serving as Stanford University's web managing editor from 1997 to 2002. Earlier positions included stints with Wells Fargo online services, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and US News & World Report.

Andrew received a bachelor's degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in communication theory from Stanford University. He also spent a year at Oxford University studying architectural history and 18th-century English social history.