Evelyn Kelly has more than thirteen years of experience as a public health practitioner and researcher. The Prince George’s County native has initiated local and national efforts for community planning and capacity building for health policy development and advocacy with diverse populations.
Kelly currently serves as a program manager at the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI), search where she directs a multimillion dollar Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant aims to improve health and quality of life for Prince George’s County residents.
She has successfully convened a variety of sectors of the county (including the health department, planning agencies, law enforcement, and community-based organizations) to improve safety and increase access to recreational opportunities, to increase access to and affordability of healthy foods, and to improve delivery of clinical preventive services through the use of community health workers.
Kelly’s key accomplishments include establishing a Food Equity Council and completing assessments that engage both youth and county leaders about safety and access to recreational opportunities that will be used to inform policies and infrastructure improvements in the county.
Before her post at IPHI, Kelly served as senior manager of Health Promotion and Education at CASA de Maryland, Inc., and as a program specialist for the Montgomery County Latino Health Initiative. Kelly earned a master of public health degree from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of science degree in health promotion from American University.