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AMCHP 2012 Awards & Winners

John C. MacQueen Memorial Lecture Award

For Innovation in the field of Maternal and Child Health

AWARDEE: Gail Christopher, DN
Vice President, Program Strategy
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Presented Sunday, Feb. 12, at the John C. MacQueen Memorial Lecture general session.

Vince Hutchins Leadership Award

For leadership in promoting a society responsive to the needs of women, children, youth and families

AWARDEE: John P. Rossetti, DDS, MPH Captain (retired)
U.S. Public Health Service
Presented Monday, Feb. 13, at the morning general session.

Merle McPherson Family Leadership Award

For exemplary contributions to further family/ professional collaboration within the state Title V program and AMCHP

AWARDEE: Rodney Farley, Parent Consultant
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services
Presented Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the morning general session.

Ryan Colburn Scholarship Award

For outstanding youth leadership in the field of MCH

AWARDEE: Josiah Barbar, Student Portland State University
Presented Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the morning general session.

Realityworks and Go Beyond MCH Graduate Student Scholarship Award

For demonstrating leadership involvement through academic excellence and practical experience in the field of MCH

AWARDEE: Aimee Eden, Doctoral Candidate University of South Florida and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology Eckerd College
Presented Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the general session luncheon.

Best Practices Awards

For especially innovative emerging, promising and best MCH practices accepted into AMCHP’s Innovation Station

Presented Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the general session luncheon.
EMERGING PRACTICE:Utah Power Your Life
Preconception Campaign
PROMISING PRACTICE:South Carolina
PASOs Program
BEST PRACTICE:Ohio/Kentucky
Every Child Succeeds
Home Visiting
Program

Inaugural Excellence in State MCH Leadership Award

For significant contributions to the health of women, children and families within a state

Presented Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the general session luncheon.
AWARDEE:Ruth Ann Shepherd, MD, FAAP Director
Division of Adult and Child Health Improvement
Kentucky Department for Public Health
RECOGNITION OF DISTINCTION:
Elizabeth Collins, RN, MS, BSN
CYSHCN, Director/Administrator
Special Medical Services, Bureau of
Developmental Services, Division of
Community Based Care Services
New Hampshire Department of
Health and Human Services
Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, FACOG
Director
Louisiana Birth Outcomes Initiative
Sarah J. Thorson, BSW
Children and Youth with
Special Health Needs Director
Minnesota Department of Health
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