Section Activities/Benefits

Benefits of Membership in the MCH Section of APHA

MCH Student Fellows

MCH Student Authors

MCH Awards

Each year the Maternal and Child Health Section (MCH) recognizes leaders in the MCH field at the Martha May Eliot Luncheon at the APHA Annual Meeting. At the luncheon, APHA also presents the prestigious Association-wide Martha May Eliot Award that honors an individual with exceptional achievement in the field of Maternal and Child Health. Click here for details.

MCH Young Professional Award

Martha May Eliot Award

Outstanding Leadership/Advocacy Award

Effective Practice Award

Eligible candidates include MCH professionals in the private and public sectors at the local, state, tribal, national, or global level. Preferably, nominees should be active in the MCH section. Achievement, as indicated by high quality and originality of contributions rather than longevity, should be emphasized. Criteria for each of the awards are included in the description of the awards above.

Please contact the MCH Awards Committee Chair, Debra Jackson, at for more information.