Kim Irwin

Kim Irwin is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Health Promotion and coordinates Health by Design, an initiative working at the overlap of the built environment and public health. Health by Design is a coalition of more than 500 partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors with a mission to create an environment that promotes physical activity and protects the environment through education, advocacy and action. Its four priority goals are to: increase walking, biking and other public transit options; encourage land use decision making that promotes public health; increase neighborhood, city and regional connectivity; and reduce dependency on automobiles.

Kim has a Master of Public Health from the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Public Health and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. Her work experience includes health promotion activities and program and administrative management for the American Lung Association, the IU School of Medicine, and in senior services. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Improving Kids’ Environment and the steering committee of the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative.