The Boston Congress of Public Health is now accepting applications for its new Health Innovators to Watch Awards.

The awards are meant to honor the work of those who have developed programs, inventions, research, entrepreneurial ventures, social engagement, and more through the lens of social justice and health equity to improve health and well-being, particularly within underserved populations.

Nominations due November 15, 2022.


  • Nominees must be employed in or have a connection to the public health sector. They should be established or rising professional leaders with a strong record of innovation and outstanding performance in issues related to public health and/or social justice.
  • Multiple nominees from the same organization can be submitted.
  • We take both self-nomination as well as nominations from others.
  • Membership at the time of application is not required, though BCPH membership is required for consideration. 


A selection committee will be appointed by the BCPH and the HPHR Journal to assess and evaluate all nominees for their demonstrated leadership, innovation, commitment and contributions within their organizations, communities, and the public health field. 


Those named Health Innovations to Watch will have the following benefits and advantages:

  • National and international recognition as a public health leader
  • You will have your biography and picture on the official BCPH website
  • Opportunities to network with other award winners and the wider BCPH network 
  • Professional development opportunities including access to policy trainings, being part of the production team of television series, and participating in a Fellowship program through the HPHR Journal.


Nominees may be nominated by other persons, such as colleagues, mentors, and supervisors. Self-nominations also are accepted. The application fee is $25.00.


Send all inquiries to communications@bcph.org.