Arnold Chávez, Ed.D., is a Community Health Coordinator for the Alameda County Public Health Department where he is part of an effort addressing the myriad of health issues affecting the diverse communities of Alameda County. In the last decade Dr. Chávez, has mainly focused on working with Men and Boys, the challenges in educational/vocational training they face in an urban setting and its effects on their health. As part of his work, Dr. Chávez has taught parenting classes in Spanish to Latino inmates at San Quentin Prison thru the Alameda County Urban Male Health program which partnered with the TRUST Fellows, a program inside San Quentin Prison, and they successfully conducted the largest Health Fairs inside prison walls in the state of California.
Dr. Chávez is a facilitator and is certified as a Master Coach for Boot Camp for Dads, Certified as a Health Educator and teaches Sex Education in Middle Schools in Oakland, CA and is also a facilitator for Parents Matter Training. Dr. Chávez regularly speaks to parents about developing better parenting and communication skills for a stronger family unit and raising more confident/successful children. He strongly believes that the family is the foundation of a stable society.
Dr. Chávez earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio and Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.
Dr. Chávez began his career as the Director of the Colorado Migrant Council in Alamosa, Colorado and over the years has also worked as an elementary school teacher at a Reservation for Native Americans in Dulce, New Mexico, was a Ford Fellow, Executive Director of College Assistance Migrant Program, Professor of Urban Studies and Education at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado, Director of Alameda Technical College, and Executive Director of Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocate program.
Dr. Chávez has focused his efforts on education and community development to facilitate access of the available resources to those in need. He is very proud of being one of the Founders of the Hispanic Community Affairs Council an organization that gives educational Scholarships to Latinos in Alameda County for over 30 years. Dr. Chávez has been active and serves on the Boards of several community organizations and was awarded numerous recognitions for his efforts including awards for his Outstanding Contribution from the T.R.U.S.T. Fellows, (Inmates) from San Quentin Prison.