AMCHP Launches New Award Category: Community Partnership Award
January 31, 2024

Graphic announcing the Community Partnership Award for the 2024 AMCHP Annual Awards

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Program (AMCHP) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Community Partnership Award, a new category of our AMCHP Annual Awards. The award will be presented at the AMCHP Annual Conference, held in a hybrid format April 13-16 in Oakland, California.

The Community Partnership Award is designed to honor and celebrate exemplary collaborations between Title V entities and community-based organizations. Partnerships provide the maternal and child health workforce with data to identify community needs and the perspectives necessary to promote health service utilization through community-rooted solutions. This award uplifts the importance of sustainable and outcome-focused partnerships in promoting the dignity and overall well-being of communities.

If selected, the Title V entity and community-based organization will receive full conference registration of their choosing (in-person or virtual). If a representative of the community-based organization would like to attend the conference in person, reimbursement of up to $1,800 will be provided for airfare and meals to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference. In addition, AMCHP will provide up to two nights of lodging. Other reasonable accommodations can be provided upon request.

Criteria for Recognition

  1. Innovative Collaboration: Recognizing partnerships that demonstrate creativity and innovation in addressing public health challenges. This includes the development of novel programs, initiatives, or interventions that have a measurable and positive impact on community health outcomes.
  2. Equitable Community Engagement: Acknowledging efforts that actively involve and uplift community members in the decision-making process. Successful partnerships should demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity, cultural sensitivity, and responsiveness to the unique needs of diverse populations.
  3. Effective Resource Utilization: Highlighting collaborations that recognize barriers to sustainable implementation by optimizing the effective and equitable use of available resources, including financial, human, and technological resources.
  4. Measurable Impact: Celebrating partnerships that have a proven, tangible impact on short or long-term public health indicators. This may include improvements in health outcomes, increased community awareness, or the successful implementation of preventive measures.
  5. Sustainability and Long-Term Commitment: Recognizing partnerships that exhibit a commitment to long-term success and sustainability. The award aims to recognize long-term projects that foster enduring relationships for lasting, positive change.

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations for the Community Partnership Award are open to governmental public health agencies and community-based organizations. To accommodate a range of applicants, applications will be evaluated based on a submitted narrative and a subsequent call with AMCHP staff.

Download the nomination form and submit all nomination materials to by February 22, 2024. Upon submission, nominees will receive a link to schedule a call with AMCHP staff. Awardees will be notified by March 18, 2024.