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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.

This year, the MCH Section is seeking nominations for the awards listed below. Nominations for these awards will be accepted until May 10, 2013. Click on the name of each award for a brief description.

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.

The awards consist of a plaque, complimentary ticket to the Martha May Eliot luncheon, and one day’s registration to the APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 2 - 6, 2013 in Boston, MA.

Click here for the 2013 Nomination Form.

Please contact the MCH Awards Committee Chair for 2013, Debra Jackson at for more information.