AMCHP Announces 2023 Award Winners
May 01, 2023


Washington, DC – The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 AMCHP Annual Awards. The awards recognize maternal and child health (MCH) leaders for their outstanding contributions to the field and will be presented at the 2023 AMCHP Annual Conference, held May 6-9, 2023, in person at the New Orleans Marriot in New Orleans, LA, and virtually through our virtual conference platform.  

“We are honored to continue recognizing MCH leaders through our AMCHP Annual Awards,” said Terrance E. Moore, Chief Executive Officer at AMCHP. “Our awards recognize individuals in the MCH field that have gone above and beyond to impact those around them positively, and these 16 recipients are a true example of that. We are thrilled to award their commitment and contributions to advancing MCH at our 2023 AMCHP Annual Conference.” 

Awardees of the 2023 AMCHP Annual Awards include Dr. Fleda Mask Jackson (John MacQueen Lecture Award), Dr. Vanessa Walker Harris (Excellence in State MCH Leadership Award), Dr. Emily Naiser (Vince Hutchins Leadership Award), and Gina Pola Money (Merle McPherson Family Leadership Award).  

Awardees for the 2023 Emerging MCH Professional category include William Arias (Region I), Dr. Dane De Silva (Region III), Dr. Anne Odusanya (Region IV), Sara Haig (Region V), Audrey Young (Region VI), Dr. Stephanie Radke (Region VII), Angie Goodger (Region VIII), Ipuniuesea Eliapo-Unutoa (Region IX), and Caroline Sedano (Region X). 

This year’s edition of the AMCHP Annual Awards also recognizes Resilient Kern (Innovation Hub Best Practices Award), EACH Mom and Baby Collaborative (Innovation Hub Empowerment and Partnership Award) and Building Capacity for Food Systems and Health Systems to Partner (Innovation Hub Advancing Health Equity Award). 


The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders who work and support state maternal and child health programs, and others working to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth, parents, families, and communities. AMCHP builds successful programs by disseminating best practices, advocating on behalf of our members in Washington, DC, providing technical assistance, convening leaders to share experiences and ideas, and advising states to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities. For more information visit and follow AMCHP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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