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Jonathan Freedman

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Jonathan Freedman

Chief Deputy Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Expertise: 
health policy analysis
fiscal analysis of hospital services and Medicaid services at the county level
operational and financial impact of Los Angeles County initiatives

Biography

Jonathan Freedman is the chief deputy director for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Previously, he was a legislative affairs analyst for the county's Chief Administrative Office, the office in charge of administering all county services and information to the public. Freedman, who led a team equivalent to a "product development" team in the private sector, analyzes initiatives for both operational and financial impact on the county. He then crafted a strategy that utilized the county's limited resources to achieve the best results. The team's product, the legislative agenda, was then implemented by county lobbyists, many of whom were contractors possessing specific areas of expertise. Freedman focused on Medicaid services and hospital financing.

313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 806
Los Angeles  California  90012
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 240-8156

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