Vice President, State Advocacy and Public Health
American Heart Association
- Executive Director, Voices for Healthy Kids,
Jill Birnbaum is an advocate for nutrition, tobacco control, and health care reform policy who has worked at the federal, state, and local levels. After beginning locally in Minnesota, she is now the Vice President of State Advocacy and Public Health at the American Heart Association. Her grassroots experience, combined with her national role, gives her unique insights into public health policy at all levels of government. Jill currently serves as the Executive Director of Voices for Healthy Kids, a unique advocacy collaboration between the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. In addition, she serves as the principle investigator on two CDC-funded projects at the AHA: The Collaboration to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke (DHDSP) and National Implementation and Dissemination/National Organizations (DCH).