THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Public Health

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to promote and protect the health of people and the communities they live, learn, work, and play in.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

Together: Nothing is Impossible
The main objective of the "Together: Nothing is Impossible" campaign was to raise awareness for can…
finalist
#0to60
In May 2016, the National Fitness Foundation, in partnership with the President's Council on Fitnes…
#BeBetter Road Safety Tour by TaskUs
Hit and run cases may have diminished since 2010, though the numbers remain to be alarming. Media s…
finalist
#IDEFY
For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been a leading healthcare provider for millions of Ameri…
#WearWhite Day - For a Future Immune to Cancer
Cancer Research Institute (CRI), established in 1953, is the world's leading nonprofit organization…
#YESmeansTEST: Empowering Sexually Active Young Adults to Get Tested for STDs
We're facing an STD epidemic—and young people are getting hit the hardestIn 2015, reportable STDs r…
BET Goes Pink
For the sixth year in a row, BET Networks launched BET Goes Pink to promote awareness of the most c…
finalist
Be Your Own Baby
Upstream USA is on a mission: to prevent unplanned pregnancies by making effective contraception ac…
Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.Th…
CME Pink and CME Movember
CME Group launched our partnership with Bright Pink and the Movember Foundation in the fall of 2015…
Comedy Central's The Daily Show + truth
truth® strives to make smoking relevant to teens and Gen Z, a critical audience, by connecting smok…
Contaminated
Across the U.S., hazardous waste sites, landfills, incinerators, and other hazardous facilities are…
Dancing Romance
How to boost the visibility and switch the image of Fondation Visio from a small regional foundatio…
winner
GIVE THE TALK
In the digital age, the average age of exposure to porn is 11-years-old. Additionally, 87% of hardc…
HCF - Wellness Apps (Be Happier, Get Fitter and Quit Smoking)
Insurance claims and preventable health problems are spiraling out of control. And who better pl…
Happy Family's Infant Feeding Support Platform
Happy Family is dedicated towards democratizing access to great infant nutrition for all familie…
Herstory
Women's rights are human rights and the struggle for equality has been one of the most important ba…
How to talk about STDs
STIs continue to be a significant public health concern in the U.S. The CDC estimates 20 million ne…
How truth “Woke” Teens Up to a Public Health Epidemic & Social Injustice
Engaging teens in a conversation about tobacco isn't easy. Somewhere between scare tactics and publ…
finalist
IT’S ON US: Autocorrect
Created by Mekanism in partnership with the Obama administration, IT'S ON US aims to end sexual…
LISTEN
Social impact is a huge piece of Viacom's cultural legacy. We spearhead conversations about the iss…
Little Lungs in a Great Big World
In the U.S., cigarette smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, homicide, suici…
Making Connections That Will Change The World
The goal of the video was to integrate the experience of living with HIV into a general marketing …
finalist
Nasty or Nice
Last November 8th, America elected Donald Trump, who had campaigned to end government-funded birth …
Operation Prevention
Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999…
PUSH
In 2011, Ken Frazier President and CEO of Merck (known as MSD for Mothers outside of the U.S. and C…
Parents of Fertility
30 Million couples in India are infertile, but only 5% approach clinicians. Infertility issues are …
Persil: Wild Explorers App
Persil's long-standing Dirt is Good positioning is often held up as an exemplar of Unilever's commi…
Reducing Leading Causes of Workplace Injury and Illness
National Safety Month is observed annually in June and focuses on reducing the leading causes of in…
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island 30th Anniversary Gala
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island makes magic for kids and their families at their most vuln…
Suicide Prevention Month
As the Department of Defense's champion for suicide prevention, the Defense Suicide Prevention Offi…
Take Down Gun Violence
Take Down Gun Violence:On average, there is more than one mass shooting a day in the United States.…
“Rise Above Cancer” (WWE & Susan G. Komen)
The partnership between WWE and Susan G. Komen launched in 2012 with the successful "Rise Above Can…