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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Kira McCoy, MPH

Photograph of Kira McCoy
Leadership Institute Faculty Facilitator

Kira McCoy (they/them pronouns) serves as a faculty facilitator for the Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute.

Kira conducts health policy work at the Washington State Legislature and has an MPH in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice from the University of Washington.

Kira works to dismantle the root causes of health disparities: racism, wealth inequality, colonialism, and other interlocked oppressions. Their past employment has included founding a health communication startup in Boston, being an employment coordinator for people with disabilities, and implementing health literacy principles at a firm called Communicate Health. Kira is nourished by teaching sexuality education to 8th graders part time, writing poetry, and being a dental floss connoisseur.

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Health policy
  • Health equity
  • LGBTQ health
  • Sex education
  • Organizational systems change