Award Categories

Award Categories

Award categories for Abstracts—high quality abstracts and posters presented at the conference will be considered for the following awards. Awards will only be given if there is an exceptional poster or abstract in the category.

  1. Implementation
  • Using an evidence-based, established idea in a new context
  • Scaling up a successful project, or
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating a novel program
  1. Communication
  • Communicating with an audience that is difficult to reach (marginalized populations, non-health sector, different values/beliefs, different levels of educational attainment) to influence policy or population behavior, or
  • Demonstrating use of clear, concise, compelling presentation of ideas or policy proposals; Innovative use of communication methods
  1. Innovative use of data
  • Using population-based or program data for prioritization, planning, evaluation, or quality improvement, or
  • Using population-based or program data to engage diverse stakeholders (from health and non-health sectors) to address MCH issues
  1. Research
  • Presenting original scientific research using rigorous quantitative or qualitative methods, and
  • Contributing to the MCH evidence-base to impact the populations we serve
  1. Alchemy (pearls of wisdom, lemonade from lemons)
  • Demonstrating that valuable lessons were learned even when a program or project does not achieve its desired objectives, and
  • Using unanticipated or undesired experiences to inform innovation
  1. Partnership
  • Partnering meaningfully and genuinely, over time, with the people we serve, or
  • Meaningful partnerships across sectors or across state or local health department jurisdictions
  1. Student
    • Special consideration will be given to abstracts submitted by students, and an outstanding abstract or poster will receive an award

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