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Alex Briscoe


Alex Briscoe is one of the Bay Area’s leading experts in the design and delivery of adolescent health and youth development services. His recent work has focused on the intersection of public health and public education through the creation of school‐based adolescent health and youth development centers in partnership with Alameda County, The City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District, Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland and Federally Qualified community health centers. Alameda County will open the 26th Federally Qualified School‐Based Health Center this year.

Alex’s clinical background has focused on the effects of trauma on healthy development and strategies to impact the social determinants of health. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Sacramento Bee. Alex has been awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) School Based Administrator of the Year Award and the Insure the Uninsured Projects’ Innovators Award (2011).

Alex’s past work includes leadership in school reform and the charter school development, including work with YouthBuild USA, The Corporation for National and Community Service, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Alex has also worked in the foundation community as a Program Officer for the Greater Philadelphia First Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. Alex specializes in revenue producing social justice programming, youth voice, and crisis counseling. Alex earned a BA from Vassar College in Sociology and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco.

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