The Martha May Eliot Award honors extraordinary health service to mothers and children; to bring such achievement to the eyes of related professional people and the public; to stimulate young people in the field to emulate efforts resulting in such recognition; and to add within the profession and in the eyes of the public to the stature of professional workers in the field of maternal and child health.
The Martha May Eliot Award has been given since 1964 by the American Public Health Association to commemorate the late Dr. Martha May Eliot. Dr. Eliot served as Chief of Children’s Bureau, Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now Department of Health and Human Services) before her retirement in 1956. Dr. Eliot was a moving force in APHA’s Section on Maternal and Child Health and served as APHA President in 1958.
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