BETTY HUBBARD AWARD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Elizabeth (Betty) Hubbard, a long time advocate for the health needs of mothers and children and an original member of the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force, died in 1989. In 1990, the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force and the Minnesota Department of Health honored her work and her memory by establishing the Annual Betty Hubbard Leadership Award. This award of recognition is presented to individuals or organizations in Minnesota making significant contributions to maternal and child health. In 1993, two award categories were established. Information on the awards, including the nomination and selection process, is provided below.
Statewide: recognizing the nominee’s contributions to maternal and child health with outcomes at a statewide level; and
Community Level: recognizing contributions to maternal and child health with outcomes that impact an entire community or a targeted population within a community.
for the awards is open to individuals and organizations working in
volunteers or paid professionals. Members of the Maternal
Child Health Advisory Task Force are not
eligible during their terms on the Task Force. Employees of the
Department of Health are not eligible for
Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task
Force and staff of the Minnesota Department of Health solicit
nominations. The Task
supervises the nomination, review, and selection process.
or two past recipients are invited to
participate in this work. The
Executive Committee recommends one candidate in each category to the
Force for approval. The approved
candidates are recommended to the Commissioner of Health.
for Nomination Include:
qualifications as a recognized expert or authority, and/or long-term
involvement, in their particular area of maternal and child health.
that demonstrate the nominee’s contributions in any or all of
advancing or improving the health status of mothers or children in Minnesota on a community or statewide basis.
developing successful, innovative program(s) in maternal and child health in Minnesota.
advocating for maternal and child health with decision-making bodies (i.e. legislative bodies, corporations, school boards).
collaborating with health, education, social services, and other decision makers and service providers.
- Nominee’s qualifications as a recognized expert or authority, and/or long-term involvement, in their particular area of maternal and child health.
- Solicitation of
nominations begins in June of each year. This
gives the Executive Committee time to
review the nominations, select a recipient in each category, and
nominations at the Fall Task Force meeting.
- Family, friends and
colleagues of the award recipients are invited to attend the awards
presentation and reception in honor of the recipients.
- The Maternal and
Child Health Advisory Task Force and the Commissioner of Health as part
Winter Task Force meeting present the awards jointly.
- Each award consists
of a personalized award. A Certificate of Recognition
is sent to the other nominees.
summary of the award recipient’s contributions is part of the
The presentation includes an opportunity for recipients to make brief
and to introduce their family, friends and colleagues attending the
- A news release naming the award recipients and individuals receiving a Certificate of Recognition is available at the awards presentation.
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