MDCH Receives National Award

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

June 15, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) recently received the Bronze Telly Award, honoring a short film, "A Better Choice." The film is the result of a multi-year federal grant project conducted by MDCH to demonstrate the benefits of diverting individuals out of nursing facilities into alternative living and care arrangements, state officials said.

"It is a great honor to be recognized nationally for our work," said Janet Olszewski, MDCH Director. "We are extremely pleased to have received the Bronze Telly Award and will continue to strive to divert individuals out of nursing facilities into alternative living and care arrangements."

A national competition, the Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. With over 12,000 applicants a year, the Telly Award is one of the most sought after awards.

Entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Judges, who are comprised of top advertising and production professionals and past Telly Award winners, score and evaluate entries based on a performance scale to recognize distinction in creative work.

Created in 1978 by David Carter, a past Emmy and Clio winner, the Telly Awards were created to honor excellence in local, regional, and cable television commercials.