Business Group on Health Podcast Wins 4 Top Honors for Creative Excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 12, 2022The Business Group on Health Podcast earned four prestigious awards for innovative episodes across diverse subjects, the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) announced this week.

The accolades, known as the 28th Annual Communicator Awards, were awarded to the Business Group in the categories of business; science and medicine; public service/activism; and diversity, equity and inclusion.

The international awards program honors creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. The annual competition, judged by AIVA, honors the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year, more than 5,000 entries were submitted from around the globe.

“Business Group on Health is delighted to win The Communicator Awards,” said Ellen Kelsay, president and CEO of Business Group on Health, who is one of the hosts of the podcast. “Our podcast showcases thought leadership through meaningful conversations with guests who are at the top of their field and who have unique insights about the trends shaping modern health, well-being and workforce issues relevant to large employers.”

The podcast, launched in June 2020, is co-hosted by Vice President LuAnn Heinen and produced by Vice President Pam Kalen and Director Pamela Rich in partnership with Connected Social Media.

The following four episodes were honored:

Award of Excellence (Category – Individual Episodes: Business)

Your Workforce is Interviewing Your Building,” Joseph G. Allen, associate professor and director of the Healthy Buildings Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in conversation with Ellen Kelsay, air date May 17, 2021

Award of Excellence (Category – Individual Episodes: Science & Medicine)

Overcoming FONO - Fear of Normal,” Dr. Lucy McBride of Foxhall Internists in conversation with LuAnn Heinen, air date April 19, 2021

Award of Distinction (Individual Episodes-Public Service/Activism)

Moving Forward with Empathy: Messaging to the Unvaccinated,” Charysse Nunez, Insights and Strategy consultant, Ad Council, in conversation with LuAnn Heinen, air date: Aug. 23, 2021

Award of Distinction (Individual Episodes – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion))

Equality, Inclusion and Belonging for LGBTQ Employees: Insights from Accenture,” Beck Bailey, managing director for Inclusion & Diversity, Accenture, in conversation with LuAnn Heinen, air date: Oct. 11, 2021

AIVA Managing Director Lauren Angeloni said, “I was thrilled to be greeted by such a high level of creativity among the submissions for the 28th season of The Communicator Awards. I want to congratulate all of the honorees for their well-deserved wins. I also would like to extend deep and sincere thanks to our jurors, who have devoted a massive amount of time to give back to their communities in the evaluation of so much amazing and powerful work.”

The AIVA is an invitation-only member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

To listen to other episodes of the Business Group on Health Podcast, which airs biweekly, please go here.

About Business Group on Health

Business Group on Health is the leading non-profit organization representing large employers’ perspectives on optimizing workforce strategy through innovative health, benefits and well-being solutions and on health policy issues. The Business Group keeps its membership informed of leading-edge thinking and action on health care cost and delivery, financing, affordability and experience with the health care system. Business Group members include 72 Fortune 100 companies as well as large public-sector employers, who collectively provide health and well-being programs for more than 60 million individuals in 200 countries. For more information, visit