Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium 2017 Kitty Esterly Health Equity Awards

This award recognizes those individuals and organizations that work hard for the well-being of mothers and children in Delaware, for the health of community and for health equity.

Do you know an individual or organization that goes the extra mile to put better health in reach of everyone, no matter how much money they have, their race, or the language they speak?

It may be your doctor or nurse, a community health worker, an elected official, clergy or someone else you know who has all the people’s best interest at heart. Or, it might be a local clinic, school health center, wellness program or other place you look to when you are sick, or when you just want to feel better.

We want you to help us say thanks to those individuals and organizations that are making healthy changes in our communities. They stand for diversity, social justice and equality. They help make sure everyone has a fair chance for better health. You know them by their words and actions. Some provide compassionate, culturally competent care. Some fight for better laws and policies. They go where they are needed most, and listen openly to what others have to say.

 

Past Recipients

2017 Individual Recipient: Allen Conover of Rick VanStory Resource Center.

2017 Organization Recipient: Rick VanStory Resource Center.

2016 Individual Recipients: Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN, RN, IBCLC of Nemours Children’s Health System and Stephanie Rogers, BS, BSN, RN of Christiana Care Health System for their work to reduce disparities in breastfeeding in Delaware.

2016 Organization Recipient: Westside Family Healthcare for their leadership in community health and dedication to providing access to quality healthcare services.

2015 Individual Recipients: Mark-Anthony Umobi, MD, and Gail Smith, RN, BS, IBCLC, Lactation Program Coordinator

2015 Organization Recipient: Health Equity & Quality Services at Highmark Inc.

2014 Individual Recipient: Dr. Deborah Ehrenthal, Christiana Care Health System, co-chair of the Health Equity Committee at Christiana Care Health System.

2014 Organization Recipient: Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children-The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion embraces both internal Nemours and community partnerships to ensure the highest level of healthcare and respect for all of the pediatric patients, families, and communities that they serve.

2013 Individual Recipient: Brian Olson, Executive Director, La Red Health Center in Georgetown, Seaford and the Sussex Technical High School Wellness Center.

2013 Organization Recipient: La Red Health Center- La Red Health Center’s mission is to be a Center of Excellence which provides quality patient centered care to the diverse members of the community.