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Texting for Public Health Toolkit and Northwest Public Health Magazine Win 2015 APEX Awards

Two communication pieces from the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice have won awards of excellence in the 2015 APEX competition.

Two communication pieces from the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice have won awards of excellence in the 2015 APEX competition.

June 26, 2015

NWCPHP's Texting for Public Health toolkit and the 2014 Northwest Public Health magazine have won Awards of Excellence in the 2015 APEX competition. The twenty-seventh annual awards program recognizes excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and communications effectiveness in a variety of media. This year's nationwide APEX Awards competition drew nearly 1,900 entries.

"I'm proud of the products our faculty and staff consistently develop," said NWCPHP Director, Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett, MD, MPH. "These awards are a great affirmation of the high quality and effectiveness with which we communicate to the practice community."

Texting for Public Health won the 2015 APEX Award of Excellence in the Electronic Media – Education & Training category. NWCPHP and Public Health - Seattle & King County developed the interactive toolkit which is based on a multi-year CDC-funded project conducted by the Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center. The toolkit explains the essential components for developing an in-house texting program that allows public health organizations to send timely, personalized messages to thousands of community members.

The 2014 Northwest Public Health magazine won in the Magazines, Journals & Tabloids – 1-2 Persons-Produced category. After more than 10 years as a peer-reviewed journal for public health practitioners, the issue was redesigned to connect with a broader set of readers through a magazine format. Published by the University of Washington School of Public Health and produced by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, the 2014 issue highlighted the transformation that public health and health care are undergoing as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

The latest issue of Northwest Public Health is now available. View the publication online, or request a hard copy by emailing . Submit feedback via our reader survey by July 31, 2015, to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards.

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