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Lisa Aliferis

Senior Communications Officer


Lisa Aliferis is a senior communications officer focused on CHCF’s work in behavioral health, and homelessness and health care. She also coordinates communications in cross-foundational work involving CalAIM, the state’s multi-year initiative to improve the health outcomes and overall well-being of Medi-Cal enrollees.

Lisa came to the foundation after working as a health journalist for 25 years, most recently at KQED News in San Francisco, where she was founding editor of State of Health, a daily blog focusing on health policy and public health in California. She conceptualized and wrote KQED’s popular consumer resource Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians. Lisa’s work has also been published by NPR’s Shots, Kaiser Health News, and JAMA Internal Medicine. She has produced television news health stories for many outlets, including Dateline NBC. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University. As part of her year as a Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow in Health, she completed graduate courses at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.

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