APHA 2017

APHA Annual Meeting & Expo 2017: 

  "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health"


From all of us at the Black Caucus of Health Workers, we would like to congratulate all of the wonderful individuals and organizations that were recognized at the 49th Annual Hildrus A. Poindexter Awards and Dinner Program.

A big welcome and a huge thank you to our new and returning members. With so many BCHW sponsored events, our goal was to provide you with a plethora of information as it pertains to our role in "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes in Health."


We hope that a good time was had by all and we look forward to see you in San Diego, CA as we celebrate our 50th Jubilee Anniversary! 


2017 Hildrus A Poindexter Award
Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH

Outstanding Public Health Consortium Recipient
The Consortium of African American Public Health Programs

Outstanding Academic Institution
Morehouse School of Medicine

Outstanding Faith-Based Organization
The African Methodist Episcopal Church International Health Commission
AME Bishop Harry L. Seawright, Chairman
Rev. Miriam Burnett, MD, MDiv, MPH, Medical Director
Rev. Natalie Mitchem, MDiv

2017 Community Service Award
Spelman College

2017 Representative Louis Stokes Legislative Service Award
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Social Action Commission
AME Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, Chairman
Jackie Dupont-Walker, Executive Director


Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E)

Dr. Arlene Lester, DDS, MPH

William C. Jenkins, PhD, MPH