Nominations are OPEN for the 18th Annual 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. The event is typically held on or near Children’s Environmental Health Day (October 12, 2023).

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.

Nominations deadline:  11:59pm ET on March 31, 2023.

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.

You can view our previous award recipients here.