The Partnership Earned
Two Emmy Awards Through Powerful Real-Life Stories
MD (July 24, 2018) —
The Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)
partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) on a public awareness campaign
regarding the heroin/opioid epidemic, which resulted in MPT being the recipient
of two Emmy® Awards.
National Capital Chesapeake Bay
Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)
recently presented MPT with the Emmy® Awards, during its 60th Emmy
gala on Saturday, June 23.
an Emmy in the prestigious Community
Service category for the film “Breaking Heroin’s Grip, Road to Recovery.”
The program aired on multiple TV, cable, and radio stations throughout the
state of Maryland. It focused on three individual’s stories that describe their
struggles with substance use disorders and its impact on families and loved
category of Health/Science—Program
Feature/Segment, MPT earned an Emmy for “Overcoming Opioids: Fentanyl,”
which showcased a mother’s story of losing her son to an overdose of fentanyl
and highlighted some of the services and programs provided by BHA.
partnership has resulted in numerous public service announcements, digital
stories, radio spots, and digital media that provide important lifesaving
information to Maryland residents about substance use disorders. The awards
highlight the strong partnerships between agencies working together to combat
this public health crisis.
Marylanders who need help finding substance use disorder treatment
resources should visit http://goo.gl/nIfGm0 or call Maryland Crisis Connect,
which provides 24/7 support, at 211, press 1. For information on many of the
policies currently implemented to fight addiction and overdose in Maryland,
see http://goo.gl/KvEzQw. If you know of someone in
need of treatment for a substance use disorder, treatment facilities can be
located by location and program characteristics on our page at http://goo.gl/rbGF6S.
The Maryland Department of Health is the
State agency that protects Maryland’s public health. We work together to
promote and improve the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease
prevention, access to care, quality management, and community engagement. Stay
connected: http://www.twitter.com/MDHealthDept and http://www.facebook.com/MarylandDHMH.
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