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Alliance Honored with Two Silver Telly Awards

Published June 6, 2024

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Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2024) – The Alliance for Aging Research is pleased to announce that the nonprofit has been honored with two Telly Awards for our educational videos. In its 45th year, the Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens.

The two films garnering a Silver Telly in the non-broadcast, health and safety category are:

Each film educates the over 65 population and their loved ones of the importance of staying current on CDC-recommended vaccines for older adults. The videos and their shorter versions have a combined total of 1.2 million views on YouTube since release, and millions more via public service announcements, partnerships with hospitals and health centers across the U.S.

“We are so proud of the impact we are able to make with our educational films,” said Lindsay Clarke, JD, Senior Vice President of Health Education and Advocacy at the Alliance for Aging Research. “Being recognized by the Telly Awards is an honor and a confirmation that the resources we create are making a difference in providing sound, trustworthy, and empowering information for older adults.”

These two awards bring the Alliance’s total to 17 Telly awards since 2009. Previously recognized films include:

Bronze Telly

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Helping Yourself Help a Loved One, 2009
  • The Healthspan Imperative, 2015
  • The Healthspan Imperative Trailer, 2015
  • Aortic Stenosis in Seniors Explained, 2016
  • Safe Medication Disposal, 2017
  • Sharon and Randall Munson on Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke, 2017
  • Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber Antes de Elegir un OTC Para Aliviar el Dolor!, 2018
  • Pay It Forward: Volunteering for a Clinical Trial, 2018
  • National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Explained in 60 Seconds, 2018
  • Living with Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT): Taking Charge of Your Condition, 2020
  • Our Best Shot: Preventing and Treating the Flu, 2023

Silver Telly

  • Living with Arrhythmias: What to Know When Your Heart is Out of Rhythm, 2020
  • Living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), 2023

Gold Telly

  • Shake the Stigma of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms, 2022
  • Sarcopenia: Taking Charge of Muscle Health as You Age, 2022

For nearly 20 years, the Alliance has been dedicated to creating educational films that make complex health topics more understandable for older adults. Our mission is to provide accurate and accessible information, empowering people to make informed and confident decisions about their healthcare.

“Navigating which vaccines we need as we age can be tricky, especially with the overwhelming amount of misinformation available,” said Katrin Werner-Perez, Health Programs Manager at the Alliance for Aging Research. “It’s a privilege to be able to create educational films dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of vaccination and demystifying the science, and it’s an honor to be recognized for it.”

View these and more educational videos from the Alliance.

This was a record breaking year for the Tellys with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers. Winners were chosen by The Telly Awards Judging Council which includes Nathalie Van Sasse Van Ysselt, Vice President of Design and Creative Services, MSG Sphere Studios; Barry Christie, Global Creative Lead, Meta Creative Shop; Farihah Zaman, Director, member of Brown Girl Doc Mafia; Aiden Darné, Vice President, Global Studio Lead Shutterstock; Malinda Wink, Executive Director Minderoo Pictures.

View the full list of the 45th Annual Telly Awards winners.

About the Alliance for Aging Research

Since 1986, the Alliance for Aging Research has served as a trusted source of health information for both consumers and health care professionals on diseases and conditions that disproportionately affect older adults and has led numerous successful advocacy campaigns promoting the health and independence of older adults. The Alliance is dedicated to changing the narrative to achieve healthy aging and equitable access to care. We strive for a culture that embraces healthy aging as a greater good and values science and investments to advance dignity, independence, and equity. Learn more about the Alliance at


To interview someone from the Alliance for Aging Research Health Education Team, email Katie Riley, Vice President of Communications, at [email protected].

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