Honors and Accolades

Dr. Ruth Ann Shepard,division director for maternal and child health with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, was awarded this year’s ASTHO Presidential Meritorious Service Award. Dr. Shepherd has presented on preterm birth prevention and other public health topics in several states and nationally. In conferring the award to Shepherd, ASTHO President Dr. Lakey acknowledged her leadership and the work of all AMCHP members done to reduce preterm birth and infant mortality. Congratulations to Dr. Shepard and all AMCHP members for their hard work and dedication!