CCPH: A Tough-as-Nails Process, But an Amazing Credential

In my years of work at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), I always measured results in improved health outcomes. Simply put, a measurable improvement in the health of our state, for me, constituted success in our work involving social marketing, communications, stakeholder engagement and outreach. And, as I’ve noted in this blog before, we saw many improvements, many successes... Read More

Giving Thanks to my DPH Team

This Thanksgiving, I give thanks to my DPH team and the unbelievable results in telling the story of our Georgia Department of Public Health What might be "all in a day's work" for enormous PR firms, might just be monumental within the Division of Communications at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). Our team serves as the department’s in-house,... Read More

Seven National Awards Presented to DPH Communications

For the third consecutive year, communications campaigns within the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) earned national recognition from the CDC's National Public Health Information Coalition, or NPHIC. DPH’s division of communications, which I'm honored to lead, won seven Awards of Excellence for projects ranging from social marketing and media relations, to the department-wide launch of the agency’s new website.... Read More

DPH Health Communications Projects Receive Six National Awards

It's exciting to lead a team doing amazing work.  And it's wonderful for the team to gain national recognition. Congratulations to our Division of Communications at the Georgia Department of Public Health. At a national training conference Tuesday in Chicago, DPH's Division of Communications received six prestigious awards from the CDC's National Public Health Information Coalition, or NPHIC - two... Read More

Client Wins Prestigious PRSA Silver Anvil Award

The National Peanut Board (NPB) received the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) prestigious Silver Anvil Award for its work in “quickly and effectively responding to last year’s salmonella recall by educating consumers and the media and restoring trust in USA-grown peanuts and peanut products,” said NPB President and Managing Director Raffaela Marie Fenn. The NPB entry brought the top... Read More

PR Week: “An outstanding job”

Leading US Public Relations publication weighs in on progress with the National Peanut Board It was an uphill battle in early 2009 as RD | PR teamed up with the Atlanta office of GolinHarris. The goal was simple - work to ensure positive national media coverage and success at a major branding launch event in New York City - while in... Read More