Kevin Kirby

Ashoka Fellow
Sioux Falls, United States
Fellow Since 2013
My work: Changing mindsets, especially among employers, that addiction is a chronic disease that needs to be treated.


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Related TopicsHealth & Fitness, Health care, Mental health, Substance abuse


This profile was prepared when Kevin Kirby was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Kevin Kirby, who has been in remission for twelve years, is building the infrastructure for a chronic care model of addiction recovery that engages communities and employers alike, breaks down silos between the two, and destigmatizes this age-old disease.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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