What is a Health Equity Award?
Do you know an individual or organization that goes the extra mile to put better health in reach of everyone?
It may be your doctor or nurse, a community health worker, a local clinic, a school health center, a wellness program, or any other place you look to when you are sick or just want to feel better.
Awardees support community-led, place-based initiatives and shift the impact of social determinants of health tied to the root causes of infant mortality: poverty, racism, health access, food insecurity, housing, and having a good education and a good job, all of which affect mothers and children. This award is given annually to an individual and an organization. Any community member can nominate someone for a Health Equity Award. Nominations and award submissions are completely free, and open once a year. Check back for more information!
Help us say thanks!
Any community member can nominate someone for a Health Equity Award. Nominations and award submissions are completely free, and open once a year. Check back for more information!
Kitty Esterly, MD, Health Equity Champion Award
Each year at the Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium Annual Summit, the DHMIC honors an individual or organization that works tirelessly for the well-being of mothers and children in Delaware, as well as for the health of the community, by advancing equity. For nearly two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major disparities that have significantly magnified gaps in health equity. Our work, now more than ever, is especially important, and we need your help.
Do you know an individual or organization that always goes the extra mile to ensure that access to better health is inclusive and within reach for all Delawareans, regardless of race, income, or socioeconomic status?
Help us say thanks to those individuals and organizations making healthy changes in our communities. They stand for diversity, social justice, and equality. Nominate the next individual or organization for their contribution to promoting health equity and eliminating health disparity in Delaware. Any community member can nominate someone for a Health Equity Award. Nominations and award submissions are completely free, and open once a year. Check back for more information!
Past Award Winners
Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN, RN, Christiana Care
As a nurse, Mona Liza Hamlin is a health care champion who works tirelessly to improve the lives of her patients. Where she sees a need, she works to fill it. To help Delaware moms and babies thrive, Mona has forged partnerships to develop the Birth Companion Doula program as well as a diverse lactation staff and a pump closet. She has also helped with Christiana Cribs for Kids distribution and breastfeeding longevity improvement.
Black Mothers in Power
This grassroots organization works to eradicate racial health disparities for Black birthing people and Black babies throughout Delaware. Led by its members, Black Mothers in Power holds diaper drives and other community events, does advocacy work, and seeks to improve practices like doula training and reimbursement so that women and children in need are connected with direct support.