Andy Krackov’s career has focused on the intersection of data and community-level action. Through his consultancy, Hillcrest Advisory, Andy helps social sector organizations communicate numbers effectively, in order to transform facts into impact. Andy has worked extensively with data storytelling, managing statewide data projects for two foundations. At the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Andy helped launch and manage the kidsdata.org initiative, which leverages local data to bring attention to children’s issues across California. At the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), Andy partnered with the State of California to build a nation-leading open data program to publish, and encourage use of, valuable state-provided health data. At CHCF, Andy also managed an initiative that funded new methods for county health departments to communicate their data locally and oversaw the foundation’s work to put data about the quality of hospitals and nursing homes in the hands of health care consumers.
Today, Andy helps his clients craft cogent and compelling data stories that are aligned with outcomes; advises on strategies to best leverage data for impact; and trains organizations who want to improve their capacity to communicate with numbers. He holds an MA in Communication Theory from Stanford, and a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.