Navigating a Complex Healthcare Landscape



Bluebird Strategies provides innovative and effective lobbying, advocacy, and life sciences consulting services that assist our clients in achieving their organizational and business objectives. We take a 360-degree view of every client’s challenges and opportunities.

As we construct and execute client work, we seek to understand and engage partners and stakeholders who can influence and drive legislative and policy change. In every engagement, we pursue enduring and meaningful policy advances that improve the lives of patients: delivers high-quality, affordable care: and advances life sciences innovation.


We execute high impact, fact-based lobbying campaigns that advance our client’s legislative and policy objectives.


Using science and data, we develop credible and sound policy and legislative proposals designed to meet our client’s objectives.


We have extensive experience managing complex coalitions that comprise diverse stakeholder groups composed of non-profit sector patient advocacy and public health organizations and private sector biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, and digital health innovator companies.


Policymakers want to hear from their constituents as they grapple with complex legislative matters and we are skilled at partnering with respected advocacy groups to deliver authentic and high-impact grassroots campaigns.


We understand the political issues that drive policy debates in Washington and expertly guide our clients in navigating these turbulent and fast-changing currents.


We have deep experience in the patient advocacy community and are able to help clients build trusted, respectful, and meaningful relationships based on mutual policy goals.



J. Kevin Brennan, Principal

Kevin Brennan has three decades of success leading policy, advocacy, and political initiatives in senior roles in Congress, the biopharmaceutical industry, and the patient advocacy field.  

On Capitol Hill, he served as chief of staff to U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and legislative director to U.S. Representative (now U.S. Senator) Sherrod Brown (D-OH). In these roles, he was intimately involved in the work of the House Appropriations and Energy and Commerce Committees as well as the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. In the private sector, Kevin has held senior positions at Amgen and the Arthritis Foundation.

Kevin founded Bluebird Strategies in 2019.  He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Meg and their three children. He was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at age 15 and serves on the Arthritis Foundation’s national advocacy board.



COVID-19 Op ED | March 12, 2020

“I take a drug that made it possible for me to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Without it, I might be in a wheelchair. Today it could kill me…”

All Things Considered | March 2020

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Kevin Brennan, who has an autoimmune disease and is vulnerable to infection, about what he’s doing to protect himself and his family from coronavirus.

Contributing OP ED | Nov 2016

“You can’t just keep parts of ObamaCare and discard the rest…”


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