Alexandra Desautels, MSW

Local Policy Manager

Alameda County Public Health Department

Oakland, CA

Alex Desautels is the Local Policy Manager at the Alameda County Public Health Department. She oversees local policy activities at the intersection of health and economics, education, criminal justice, housing, land use, and transportation. Advancing equity though local policy and systems change is a core component of the Department’s strategy for eliminating racial, social-economic, and geographic inequities in health outcomes. Alex joined the Public Health Department while earning her Masters of Social Welfare at U.C. Berkeley, with an emphasis on policy, planning, and organizational development. Before moving to California, she worked in violence and teen pregnancy prevention and youth development programs in Washington, DC, her hometown. Outside of work, Alex spends as much time as possible enjoying nature, friends, family, and good food with her little girl and husband.

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