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SUNY Albany Selected a Winner in the 37th 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 37th Annual Telly Awards for a video segment, St. Peter’s: Mercy Cares for Kids, of the August 2015 Public Health Live! program – Breastfeeding and the Workplace: Success Takes a Team. The Center’s work was recognized from among nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. The Telly Awards honors the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs.

The winning video segment highlights how St. Peter’s Hospital’s daycare center in Albany, NY, Mercy Cares for Kids, adapted its facility and care routines to support nursing moms continuing to breastfeed their babies after returning to work.

“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 one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders. 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. 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 presented live 9-10 a.m. Eastern on the third Thursday of the month, as well as on-demand,  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.