Ms. Amy Zimmerman, Esquire

Ms. Amy Zimmerman, Esquire

Child Health and Education Policy Strategist

Amy Zimmerman, J.D., child health and education policy strategist, recently served as the long-time director of child health policy and program development tackling health disparities among children and families at the Legal Council for Health Justice. She has spearheaded legislative initiatives and helped to implement groundbreaking health policies, participates in national, regional and statewide workgroups, and is an appointed member of the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention, the Lead-Safe Housing Advisory Council and the attorney general’s Special Education Advisory Committee. She is currently overseeing a first-in-the-nation Early Intervention and Lead pilot study. Ms. Zimmerman has received numerous awards, including honors from the Illinois Public Health Association, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, EverThrive Illinois, and the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). Under her leadership, the Legal Council for Health Justice’s children’s medical-legal partnership work received the National Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Award in 2013. She was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Children’s Health Leadership Network, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Ms. Zimmerman earned her J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.