IMH Advocacy Award Nomination

2020 Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for this year’s T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award. For details on criteria and/or to nominate an individual please follow the link below, complete and return your application. Nominations are due by March 6 at 5:00 PM.


About the Award

The Infant Mental Health Advocacy Council was formed in 1989 and established the T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award in 1990. This award is in honor of Dr.
Brazelton, a Texas native and well known national and international pediatrician, researcher, author and advocate for parents, infants and toddlers. The award has been given to sixteen individuals at the biennial Infant Mental Health Advocacy Conference. Each award winner has made significant contributions to the improvement of mental health in the lives of infants, toddlers, and their families in Texas.

First3Years’ Infant Mental Health Advocacy Council’s objective is to bring together a diverse group of Texas professional organizations to collaborate in the process of seeking nominations for and
selecting, when there is a nominee who meets the objective criteria, the Biennial T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award Winner.

 Criteria for the Award include:

-Participation in advocacy efforts, above and beyond the regular scope of one’s job, profession, or professional organization responsibilities on behalf of the mental health of infants and their families in Texas. The advocacy efforts will have resulted in positive changes in areas such as public policy, healthcare, educational, child care settings, or agency practices

-The results or impact of the advocacy efforts should be evident prior to December 2019

-Occasionally the award will be given to someone for lifetime advocacy efforts or a special recognition award will be given to someone who has contributed significantly to their community or a particular program