Andy Krackov, MA

Associate Director of External Engagement

California HealthCare Foundation

Oakland, CA

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.

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