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SUNY Albany’s Center for Public Health Continuing Education Selected a Winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards

The Telly Awards has named the University at Albany School of Public Health Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for a video segment in the Public Health Live! program – Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Connecting the Dots. The Center was recognized from among nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

The winning video segment highlighted a cutting edge approach for addressing drug use and overdose prevention in New York State, specifically demonstrating the administration of Narcan in overdose situations and how the state has worked with police officers to address the issue.

“We are thrilled and proud to once again be recognized by the Telly Awards for our work. Public Health Live reaches so many public health professionals and clinicians in New York State, the nation and the world with our cutting edge public health programming. This award validates the high quality work our staff produces to support the public health workforce.” said Ms. Dawn Bleyenburg, director of CPHCE

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. A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals judged the competition to recognize distinction in creative work. Approximately 25 percent of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.  To find out more about the Telly Awards visit our website at

The Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) is nationally known for its distance learning training, including the award-winning Public Health Live (T2B2) webcast series and numerous interactive, self-paced online courses.  To achieve its mission, “to provide exemplary education and training for the public health workforce”, CPHCE offers a variety of free and affordable webinars, podcasts, broadcasts and in-person trainings. Nursing, CME and Certified Health Education Specialist continuing education credits are available for many of its programs. Support for CPHCE is through state and federal funding.