2024 Child Health Advocate & NOW Youth Leadership Awards

This celebration honors advocates for their leadership on behalf of children's environmental health, equity, and climate action and justice. Save the date for our annual awards event on Children's Environmental Health Day (October 10, 2024) in Washington DC!

Nominations open:

Nominations for the 2024 NOW Youth Leadership Awards are open until February 29, 2024. Submissions must come from non-family members. CEHN encourages submissions of nominees that are involved in and committed to environmental health, participate in community action, and have strong leadership skills. 


About the Awards:

The Child Health Advocate Awards honor outstanding children's environmental health leaders (age 22 and up) in Policy, Science, Community, Business, and Arts/Media. These child health champions have gone above and beyond to create systemic change, protecting children from environmental hazards.

The NOW  Youth Leadership Award was created as part of the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s 20th-anniversary celebration in 2012, in honor of Executive Director Nsedu Obot Witherspoon. This award honors a young person who has demonstrated exceptional environmental health leadership--protecting human health, especially of our most vulnerable populations.

 View previous award recipients here.

About Children's Environmental Health Day (CEH Day):

Focused on equity and action, CEH Day is celebrated the second Thursday of each October with the goals of raising the visibility of children’s health issues, celebrating successes in the field, sharing exciting new initiatives, and discussing new challenges and the road ahead. Visit the CEH Day site here.