Call for 2024 AMCHP Annual Award Nominations is OPEN!
November 21, 2023

Graphic promoting 2-24 AMCHP Annual Award: Submit your nomination by January 12.

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is excited to announce that we are accepting nominations for the 2024 AMCHP Annual Awards! The awards will be presented at the AMCHP Annual Conference, held in a hybrid format from April 13-16, 2024, in Oakland, California.  

Every year, AMCHP recognizes individuals in the maternal and child health (MCH) community who have gone above and beyond to positively impact those around them. Leaders, innovators, professionals, youth, and legislators are nominated and selected based on their commitment and contributions to advancing MCH. All award winners are invited to accept their award at the conference. Limited travel support is available for some awards. 

Award Categories:

  • Vince Hutchins Leadership Award: For leadership in promoting a society responsive to the needs of women, children, youth, and families. 
  • John MacQueen Lecture Award: For innovation in the field of maternal and child health. Candidates must be able to record the lecture for distribution during the AMCHP Annual Conference in April 2024. 
  • Merle McPherson Family Leadership Award: For exemplary contributions to further family/professional collaboration within a state or jurisdictional Title V Program and AMCHP. 
  • Emerging MCH Professional Award: For outstanding state MCH professionals under age 45 or with less than 10 years of experience whose work has made substantial contributions to their state’s MCH program, their state’s MCH outcomes, or made other significant contributions to promoting and protecting the health of women, children, and families in their state or jurisdiction. 
  • Excellence in State MCH Leadership Award: For an outstanding state MCH professional whose career has made significant contributions to the health of women, children, and families in their state or jurisdiction. 
  • Ryan Colburn Scholarship Award: For a young adult who identifies as having special healthcare needs or disabilities to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference, grow as a leader in MCH, and continue to honor Ryan’s legacy.

Interested in nominating someone?

Register to join our webinar on December 7 from 3-4pm ET to learn more about the nomination process from AMCHP Staff and Board leadership. You can also visit our webpage to view past winners from 2022 and 2023 for inspiration.  

Ready to nominate?

If you would like to get started, please fill out this nomination form and submit all nomination materials to by January 12, 2024.