"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Alex Caldwell joined the Colorado Health Institute in 2016. She specializes in program development and analysis of emerging health policy issues both in Colorado and nationally.
Before coming to CHI, Alex designed performance measurement frameworks at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. At the Global Fund, Alex created systems to measure the impact of the Fund’s $4 billion annual disbursements to programs around the world. She also helped develop strategic priorities with the Global Fund’s management executive team and board.
Alex has focused her career on analysis and evaluation in education and health. Her experience includes teaching ninth grade science with Teach for America at New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School and managing drug trials at the Tulane University Cancer Center. Alex also worked on strategic operations and data systems for Beyond 12, a national nonprofit aiming to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students graduating from college.
Alex holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College.
- Colorado Shines Brighter: The Colorado Birth Through Five Needs Assessment
- Putting Prevention Science to Work: Colorado’s First Strategic Plan for Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse
- Statewide Needs Assessment of Primary Prevention for Substance Abuse
- Colorado Opioid Crisis Response Blueprint: A Guide for Opioid Settlement Investment
Skills: Strategic planning, needs assessment, evaluation, financial mapping
- Behavioral health
- Early childhood
- Strategic grantmaking
I Do This Work Because… I believe that all Coloradans should have the opportunity to lead healthy, happy lives. Getting there requires supporting our institutions, government, clinicians, and service providers with rigorous, user-friendly analysis and leadership. That’s what CHI does best.