Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 Standing Up for Mothers & Babies Awards Dinner

Standing Up for Mothers and Babies Awards will be presented in recognition of outstanding leaders and advocates for mothers and babies. The Standing Up for Mothers and Babies Awards Dinner will be held October 9, 2014 at the Coronado Ballroom.

As a key partner in the maternal and child health community, you can identify people or organizations that have been exemplary in advancing the health of women and children in the St. Louis region. Please submit nominees by July 7, 2014 for the Standing Up for Mothers and Babies Awards in the following categories:

  • Dr. Terry Leet Researcher Award – This category is named in memory of Dr. Terry Leet, MCFHC board member and public health leader.
    Previous recipients: 2009 – Terry Leet PhD; 2010 – Louise Flick DrPH; 2011 – Melissa Jonson-Ried PhD & Kathleen Rice Simpson PhD; 2012 – Gina Secura, PhD; 2013 – Donna Halloran, MD
  • Dr. Corinne Walentik Provider/Practitioner Champion– This category is for an individual or institution that provides direct health or community services and uses their knowledge/practice to advocate for improvements in maternal and child health.
    Previous recipients: 2009 – D. Michael Nelson, MD; 2010 – Corinne Walentik, MD, MPH and Helen Risse RN, MSN; 2011 – Rebekah Hassler, CNM, FNP; 2012 – Daniel Berg, MD, MPH; 2013 – Katie Plax, MD and William Keenan, MD
  • Alderman Gregory Carter Community Champion – This category is for a volunteer, consumer or front line employee who exemplifies a commitment to the health of mothers and babies.
    Previous recipients: 2011 – Lillie Dale; 2012 – C’babi Bayoc; 2013 – Reverend and Mrs. Rodrick Burton

Award Selection Process:
Nominations may be submitted by anyone. Nominees will be reviewed and selected by an Awards Committee based on the categories above. Selected individuals or organizations will have demonstrated impact on maternal and child health over time. Award winners will be notified in advance of the awards dinner.



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