EnviroMedia Honored For Excellence In Public Health Communication

The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) announced that the EnviroMedia Social Marketing has been recognized with three gold awards and one silver award in a 2015 national competition honoring excellence in public health communication.

“We are extremely proud that the premier nationwide voice of public health communication has recognized our work,” said Kevin Tuerff, president of EnviroMedia. “After all, public health is all about preventing illness and injury, and that means educating people to help them understand and reduce their individual health risks.”

Working for Texas Health and Human Service agencies, EnviroMedia won the following award(s):


  • A Gold Award in the TV production-outsourced category for the Texas Department of State Health Services “YES QUIT” tobacco cessation ads in English and Spanish, which was created to educate smokers about free online and telephone counseling to quit smoking.



  • A Silver Award in the Print Production-outsourced category for the University of Texas at Austin and Peers Against Tobacco coalition’s “It gets clingy” campaign, one of the nation’s first campaigns about the dangers of electronic cigarettes.



  • A Gold Award in Media Relations for the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities for “Texas Launches Toll-Free Number to Help Older Texans and People with Disabilities.” The DADS media relations campaign generated more than $802,000 in media publicity value. Approximately 89 news stories aired and were published during the campaign. This included newspaper, television, radio, and online news stories. Additionally, 218 media outlets published the press release via Business Wire.For the radio media tour, DADS spokespeople completed interviews with eight radio stations across Texas. The total potential audience for all eight interviews was 1.1 million listeners. Five newspapers published the Op-Ed. Three of five the newspapers are ranked among the top ten newspapers in Texas based on circulation numbers. Approximately 18 television stations across Texas participated in the in-studio interviews.



NPHIC is the leading national organization for public health communication professionals. NPHIC’s ranks include public information officers, risk communicators and health educators at state, tribal and local health departments across the country. As the recognized voice of public health communication, NPHIC’s award program offers gold, silver and bronze awards in 17 public health communication categories. “As a recipient of a NPHIC award, your company has been designated by an independent panel of judges at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication as among the year’s best in public health communication,” stated NPHIC President William Furney. “Congratulations on helping NPHIC pursue our mission to ‘make public health public.’” Grady College, at the University of Georgia, also judges the prestigious Peabody Awards.

Visit NPHIC’s web site www.nphic.org for more information about NPHIC. To view all winning entries in this year’s awards program use this link: https://www.nphic.org/awardentries

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