JCR supports the “Award for Promotion of Maternal Child Health (sponsored by the Mothers' and Children's Health and Welfare Association).” This was established in 1979 in commemoration of the International Year of the Child. It aims for the further development of maternal and child health by encouraging the merits of individuals who have made a great contribution to the society and have contributed in the field of community-based maternal and child health through their activities, the diffusion of and education on healthcare, practical education and guidance of healthcare and also the maintenance and expansion of healthcare facilities.
The judging committee selects and recognizes fifteen award winners every year among candidates working in the field of maternal and child health. These candidates include public health nurses, midwives, nurses, doctors, dentists, dieticians, dental hygienists, childcare workers and maternal and child health promoters who have received recommendation from the head of prefectures, cities designated by government ordinance, core cities and special wards. After the awards ceremony, the award winners are invited to the Crown Prince’s Palace to meet His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince and receive words of encouragement. We will continue to contribute to further development of maternal and child health by supporting the award for Promotion of Maternal and Child Health.