Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller Annouced 6th District Unsung Heroines Award

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller Annouced 6th District Unsung Heroines Award
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Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller Annouced 6th District Unsung Heroines Award (Cook County, IL) — Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller announced Dr. Shelley Amuh as the recipient of the 2024 Unsung Heroines Award for the 6th District. The Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroines Award is an annual award given out during Women’s History Month to one woman from each of the seventeen County districts and one woman countywide whose contributions are vital to the community, but often overlooked. Nominators across the 6th District recognized numerous qualified women in their nominations, and Commissioner Miller selected Dr. Amuh for her work providing guidance and support to teenage parents through The Puddle Project.

“First-time parenthood is not easy for anyone, especially when you’re trying to stay in school, manage new financial situations, provide a steady income, access crucial health care services and so much more, ” says Commissioner Donna Miller. “Teenagers navigating parenthood can face so much stigma at a time when they’re often very vulnerable, and that’s why Dr. Amuh’s work as founder of The Puddle Project is so important. Providing resources to teens who need it the most is so admirable, and I’m proud to uplift Dr. Amuh as our 6th District Heroine this year.”

Dr. Amuh has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing OB/GYN and brings her passions for health equity and medicine together at The Puddle Project. She’s continued her work promoting health equity as one of the founders of the Southside Obstetrics Synergistic (SOS) Collaborative. Founded during the pandemic, the collective helps improve access to quality health care for low-income communities and communities of color and seeks to address the barriers and gaps in access to health care for pregnant people and infants of color.

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The Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroines Award is named after Peggy A. Montes, who served as the Chairperson of the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues. She created the Unsung Heroines Award, which was then renamed in her honor in 2010. The awards were given out at a reception with all Cook County Commissioners and recipients on Friday.

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller Annouced 6th District Unsung Heroines Award

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