Center for Public Health Continuing Education Wins Telly Award for Production

The Telly Awards has named the Center for Public Health Continuing Education as a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for their film and video production work on the Public Health Live (PHL) webcast titled Cancer Clinical Trials: What the Public Health and Primary Care Provider Need to Know. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

Only three to five percent of adult cancer survivors participate in clinical trials; older adults and minorities are even less likely to do so. Increased participation in cancer-related trials benefits society by helping to develop and test the safety of new cancer treatments, and benefits participants who receive high quality cancer care. This Public Health Live webcast addresses psychosocial, financial and other barriers to recruitment into cancer clinical trials, highlighting the disparities that exist in terms of participation and identifying NYS resources and strategies which may help lower barriers and reduce disparities. 

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 34th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “The Center for Public Health Continuing Education accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Public Health Live! is a monthly webcast and provides local public health officials access to experts in their field. The series focuses on new and emerging public health issues. It is sponsored by the School of Public Health, the New York State (NYS) Department of Health, the NYS Community Health Partnership, the NYS Association of County Health Officials, and the NYS Nurses Association. This webcast is offered in partnership with: Cancer Support and Survivorship Initiatives at The NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Control. Launched in May 1999 by the School of Public Health, PHL was designed and implemented as an effective means to reach rank and file public health employees statewide and beyond on a regular basis with an immediate and consistent message. PHL now reaches all 62 counties in New York and all 50 states in the country. In addition webcasts are recorded and offered “on demand” at The goal of this initiative is to increase communication with and educational opportunities for local public health professionals.