Sandra Witt DrPH ’98, MPH ’91 is the program director of Healthy Communities (Northern Region) at the California Endowment, where she oversees the implementation of a place-based initiative to strengthen some of California’s most vulnerable communities. She spent 14 years at the Alameda County Public Health Department, where she played an integral role in pioneering health equity practice. She worked on programs and policies responsive to public health issues affecting County residents with the goal of eliminating health inequities.

On public health and the challenges we face

Creating an inclusive society where EVERYONE has the opportunities they need to lead healthy and productive lives is the biggest public health challenge facing us today. Public health practice must advance health equity for all.

“Berkeley moment”

Being part of a diverse, hard-working, social justice oriented student cohort shapes my memories of Berkeley.

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