Betty Hubbard Award Nomination Information
Submission deadline is Friday, August 17, 2012
The MCH Advisory Task Force is pleased to announce the solicitation of nominations for the 2012 Betty Hubbard Maternal and Child Health Leadership Awards. Elizabeth (Betty) Hubbard was 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. The MCH Advisory Task Force and the Commissioner of Health honor her work and her memory by presenting these awards each year.
Two awards will be presented to individuals or organizations in Minnesota making significant contributions to maternal and child health. The awards will be presented at the December 7, 2012 meeting of the MCH Advisory Task Force.
Nominees are being solicited in two categories:
- Statewide Award: recognizing the nominee’s contributions to MCH with outcomes at a statewide level; and
- Community Level Award: recognizing contributions to MCH with outcomes that impact an entire community or a targeted population within a community.
Nomination materials available on the website include:
- Betty Hubbard Award Nomination Form (Word: 38 KB/2 page): The form to use in submitting a nomination.
- Who was Betty Hubbard: A brief profile of Betty Hubbard and a description of her work.
- Betty Hubbard Award Recipients: A list of the past award recipients.
- Betty Hubbard Award Policies and Procedures
ELIGIBILITY, SELECTION AND NOMINATION INFORMATION
Eligibility for the awards is open to individuals and organizations working in Minnesota as volunteers or paid professionals. Members of the MCH Advisory Task Force are not eligible during their term on the Task Force. Minnesota Department of Health staff are also not eligible for nomination.
2. Selection Criteria:
- Nominee’s qualifications as a recognized expert or authority, and/or long-term involvement, in their particular area of maternal and child health.
- Outcomes that demonstrate the nominee’s contributions in any or all of the following areas:
- 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.
- Nominations should be completed on the Betty Hubbard Leadership Award nomination form. (Please do not submit the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.)
- Include three to five letters of support from the nominee’s colleagues and service recipients.
- Submit nominations by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012 to DeeAnn Finley at: email@example.com or mail to:
DeeAnn Finley, MCH Planner
Maternal and Child Health Section
Minnesota Department of Health
Suite 200, Golden Rule Building
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
4. Selection Process:
- Nominations received by the deadline will be reviewed to the Executive Committee of the MCH Advisory Task Force.
- The Executive Committee will forward their recommendations to the Commissioner of Health.
- The awards will be presented at the December 7, 2012 MCH Advisory Task Force meeting. In addition to the award recipients, their families, friends and colleagues will be invited to attend the presentations. As with all Task Force meetings, this meeting is open to the public.
- Nominees not selected to receive this year's award will receive a Certificate of Recognition.
Please feel free to pass this announcement on to other individuals/organizations working in the area of maternal and child health.
If you have any questions about the Betty Hubbard MCH Leadership Awards or the MCH Advisory Task Force, please call DeeAnn Finley at 651/201-3874 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.