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From the 4th 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.

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The cultural expectations around breastfeeding puts a lot of pressure on new moms: public health gr…
silver honor
#VaccinesWork — UNICEF
Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – has increasi…
bronze honor
For more than 20 years, our nation's leading public health research organizations — the Centers for…
Generation Lockdown
In 95% of public schools in the United States, lockdown drills are as common as math and science. S…
Malaria No More UK - Malaria Must Die Voice Petition
Malaria remains a worldwide problem. But it is a problem western cultures barely have to think abou…
bronze honor
Quit Big Tobacco - Cutting ties between Big Tobacco and marketing
The leading preventable killer in the world is tobacco use, which will kill 7 million people this y…
bronze honor
Roo High School, where no [sex ed] question is off-limits
In the US only 24 states mandate sex education. And only 13 of those states require it to be “medic…
Super Health, Super You
Super Health, Super You is an educational program designed to initiate healthy lifestyle conversati…
gold honor
Treatment Box
As a long-time youth brand that has earned the trust and love of young people, truth® was uniquely …
Verywell Healthy Conversations Coach
Every reader identifies with experiencing challenges during difficult conversations with friends an…
When Neurodiversity Works
Companies today are looking to get increasingly complicated applications to market faster, with few…