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NYAM's Public Health Productions (PHP) is an in-house production studio dedicated to producing creative, high-quality video and documentary productions that promote the health of the public. We offer complete production services from creative concept to high definition production to online editing. Our creative outreach campaigns have proven to be engaging, effective and far-reaching:
PHP Campaign Increases Response Rate by 187%
Our multi-media campaign promoting mammograms, created in partnership with NYC HHC, increased response rates by 187% over the previous year.
PHP 9/11 Health Campaign Increases Response Rate by 91%
Our multilingual, multi-media outreach campaign for the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center (EHC) for NYC HHC entitled “Lived there? Worked there? You deserve care” increased calls by 91%. In just the first month, more than 500 people who had been seriously ill for seven years qualified for much needed care.
PHP Produces the First SAFE PSA for National Distribution
SAFE Centers (Sexual Assault Forensic Exam) provide care for victims of rape and sexual assault. PHP created the first nationwide campaign promoting SAFE Centers with the informative tagline: “Call 911 – because rape is an emergency.”
PHP WASH Campaign Shown Throughout Southern Sudan
PHP director Amy Hart was invited to Southern Sudan to create a multilingual video series for UNICEF promoting WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). The videos were shown in hundreds of remote villages and helped to educate tens of thousands of people on water and sanitation issues.
We Are Public Health Professionals devoted to creating concise, affective communication tools. Our production team is unique in that it is housed at NYAM—one of the longest standing public health institutions in the country.
PHP Crew from left to right: Ed Chun, Reporter; Mark Smith, DP; Roberto Gonzales, Editor/AC; Amy Hart, Director/Producer
Founding Director Amy Hart is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who specializes in public health and global health issues. She has produced/directed hundreds of hours of long-form videos, and dozens of short videos, commercials and public services announcements on public health issues in the U.S. and Africa where she has filmed in 5 countries. She won four Telly Awards and a USDLA Gold Award for Public Health Live!, an educational series funded by the NYS Department of Health and the CDC that she produced for five years. She shared an Emmy nomination for a production she shot in New Orleans during the aftermath Hurricane Katrina. She received a Fulbright Cultural Exchange Award for her independent film, Water First, as well as an International Jury Award at the World Water Forum. Previously, Hart held staff positions at Miramax Films, Fine Line Features and New Line Cinema. Hart also teaches Public Health Through Film and Fiction at NYU Steinhardt School of Public Health, Culture and Nutrition.
The PHP Production Team is composed of a group of seasoned professionals and newly minted filmmakers from top academic institutions including NYU, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins and Syracuse University S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Veteran cinematographer Mark Smith has shot and produced for ABC, USA, CBS, Turner Broadcasting, PBS and Discovery Channel. Veteran editor Paul Allman has won sixteen Cine Golden Eagle Awards, two Telly awards and a Cine Masters Series award. Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Scott Shelley has filmed in 65 countries for UNICEF and other organizations.
PHP Clientele: In addition to NYAM-based projects, Public Health Productions provides production services for organizations including the Maimonides Medical Center, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (NYC HHC), Weill-Cornell Medical College, The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, UNICEF, Modern Medicine, FOJP Service Corporation, International Society for Urban Health, Robert Wood Johnson HSS, National Association of Female Executives, National Black Nurses Association, and Columbia School of Medicine Center for Women's Health.
For a free consultation and estimate, please contact Amy Hart: email@example.com or (212) 419-3578.
PHP won two National Telly Awards in 2012 for their productions on Preventive Health.
"Incredible photos plus expert editing and production have made Public Health Productions a true partner in our projects. Amy quickly grasped our focus and made our goals her own.
We now have exciting photos which convey the energy of our conferences and this has greatly improved our promotional and academic pieces.
We think of Amy as part of the family now."
- Luci Knight, Senior Director, Conference Operations Working Mother Media/Diversity Best Practices/NAFE
"It’s difficult to find a production service that has both the technical experience to produce professional quality work, and a comprehensive understanding of healthcare needed to deliver effective public health messaging. Public Health Productions offers both and much more."
- Ana Marengo, Director of Communications, NYC HHC
"Our project was complex and demanding, but the video Public Health Productions created for us far exceeded our greatest dreams. What a wonderful team to work with. They listened, they worked hard and we all had fun!"
- Chirlane McCray, Assist. VP, External Affairs Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn NY
"Amy Hart and her team demonstrated a great level of professionalism, expertise, knowledge and most importantly, a dedication to improving public health."
- Dr. Sultan Torshkhoev, Health Director, NYC AASA
NYAM Public Health Productions brings in-depth knowledge of public health issues to all productions and provides complete services from concept to delivery.
In addition to NYAM-based projects, Public Health Productions provides production services for organizations including the following: