Annual Awards

Vince Hutchins Partnership Award

In honor of Dr. Vince L. Hutchins, this award recognizes an outstanding individual that exemplifies skills in partnership and collaboration in MCH programs. 

Award Criteria

Contributions can include:

  • An outstanding individual that exemplifies skills in partnership and collaboration in MCH programs (local, state or national), i.e.:
    • Through partnership and collaboration, this individual provided distinguished service for outstanding achievements that had a major impact on improving the MCH populations or for services that significantly advanced MCH’s mission and goals at a local, state or national level.
    • Developed partnerships that included a diversity of collaborators (traditional and/or nontraditional) which led to advancement in one or more MCH populations at a local, state or national level.

Title V Lifetime Achievement Award

The Title V Lifetime Achievement Award is an individual award that recognizes outstanding contributions made to the field of maternal and child health over a sustained period.

Award Criteria

Contributions can include:

  • An established history of distinguished service with lasting contributions to the MCH/CSHCN fields.
  • Demonstrated leadership that positively impacted a MCH/CSHCN program at the federal, state or local level.
  • Inspirational leadership that influenced others in the MCH/CSHCN field.

MCHB Director’s Award

The MCHB Director’s Award is presented to an individual who has noteworthy contributions to the health of infants, mothers, children, adolescents and children with special health care needs (CSHCN).

Award Criteria

Contributions can include:

  • A national level contribution made by the nominee to improve the health of mothers, infants, children, including CSHCN, and their families.
  • An innovative effort that resulted in a significant economic or other highly desirable benefit for the MCH community. Such efforts may include, but are not limited to, advancement of evidence-based or –informed practice, MCH program leadership, peer mentoring, training and workforce development.
  • Advancements in the knowledge base of maternal and child health through research, particularly research that has led to improvements in policy and practice.
  • Acts of courage or heroism that have impacted the health and well-being of the MCH population (e.g., infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters).
  • Leadership and accomplishments in maternal and child health by a student (undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral) who shows great promise for impacting the field in the future.
  • Contributions that advanced national MCH goals and objectives.

Past Award Recipients

Vince Hutchins Partnership Award

Title V Lifetime Achievement Award

MCHB Director’s Award

 

Date Last Reviewed:  September 2019