Public Service Announcements on PSN 2017-04-11T16:41:06+00:00

Public Service Ads (PSAs) Featured on PSN…

PSN – The Public Service Network offers a collection of traditional and unconventional channels for the distribution of public service announcements (PSAs). This includes traditional broadcast – radio, television, and cable outlets (stations and networks) and non-traditional, low-cost channels such as – physician waiting rooms (digital video and print), pharmacies (print), online digital entertainment networks, in-store (audio and print), Health Care Providers (HCPs), and digital radio (NPR and thousands of other online radio outlets).

The Public Service Network (a producer of Award-Winning PSAs) offers full-service, on-site video, audio and graphics production. Facilities include four edit stations that feature, Avid, Adobe Premiere, and Apple Final Cut Pro editing systems. A variety of green screen sets, HD camera equipment and digital audio recording is available.

The following PSAs have been featured recently on PSN channels:

NVFC “Make Me A Firefighter PSA Campaign (National Volunteer Fire Counsel) – PSN TV (Available in :15 and :30 formats)

Program Description: With 87% of U.S. communities protected by volunteer firefighters, raising awareness of the need for volunteer fire service personnel is critical to ensuring public safety. The NVFC is asking for your support by airing these PSAs to help get the word out about this need. The PSAs end with a call-to-action to visit www.MakeMeAFirefighter.org, where viewers can learn more, find local volunteer opportunities, and connect directly with their respective local fire department.

The PSAs are available on an EVERGREEN basis and seek to raise awareness of the need for volunteer firefighters in local communities nationwide. They feature a variety of volunteers describing their experience and sharing what volunteering means to them. The PSAs spread the positive message that any community member with the drive to serve can step up to help their community in this vital way.

SAMHSA “Talk. They Hear You.” Underage Drinking Campaign” (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) – PSN TV (Available in :30 and :60 formats)

Program Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), would appreciate your station or network’s participation in airing its “Talk. They Hear You.” (TTHY) underage drinking prevention PSAs. The PSAs end with a call-to-action to visit www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov, which features skill-building tools, knowledge-increasing resources, and behavior-modeling scenarios for parents, caregivers, and communities to help prevent underage drinking.

Maryland Department of Health – Tobacco Quit-Line Campaign – PSN WaitingRoom TV & PSN In-Store Campaign

Program Description: People quit tobacco for all kinds of reasons. Why do you want to Quit? The Maryland Tobacco Quitline is a FREE service for Marylanders 13 years and older and sponsored by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

To learn more visit www.SmokingStopsHere.com

FDA/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Acetaminophen Safety Campaign – PSN In-Store Network

Program Description: The FDA Acetaminophen Public Service Announcements are part of an FDA campaign designed to promote consumer awareness about the safe use of acetaminophen which is used in hundreds of OTC and prescription medications. More information on the campaign is available at www.FDA.gov/OTCpaininfo. PSN repurposed existing video footage from the Acetaminophen Campaign to produce this 30-second PSA.

Shriners Hospital for Children -Holiday Awareness Message – PSN In-Store Channel

Program Description: Did you know, during the holidays your home has more fire and burn hazards than any other time of the year? But a few simple steps from Shriners Hospital for Children can help keep your family safe.

To learn more, visit www.myshriners.org.

Gift Card Fraud – U.S. Treasury/TIGTA and Apple – PSN In-Store Channel

Program Description: The IRS and Apple want you to know that iTunes gift cards and other pre-paid debit or gift cards are not to be used for taxes, debt collection and other bills.

To learn more, visit the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration website at tigta.gov.

Rhode Island Zika Awareness Campaign – PSN In-Store Channel

Program Description: Anyone can be infected with the Zika virus; however pregnant women or women who are considering becoming pregnant are of particular concern due to the link between the Zika virus infection and poor pregnancy outcomes.

Visit health.ri.gov/zika to learn more.

FDA/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Acetaminophen Safety Campaign – PSN WaitingRoom TV, PSN Entertainment, PSN TV & PSN Radio

Program Description: The FDA Acetaminophen Public Service Announcements are part of an FDA campaign designed to promote consumer awareness about the safe use of acetaminophen which is used in hundreds of OTC and prescription medications. More information on the campaign is available at www.FDA.gov/OTCpaininfo. PSN repurposed existing video footage from the Acetaminophen Campaign to produce this 30-second PSA.

Ohio Stop Overdoses Campaign – stopoverdoses.ohio.gov – PSN In-Store Channel

Program Description: Opioid overdose continues to be a major public health problem in the United States and is on the rise in Ohio. It has contributed significantly to accidental deaths among those who use or misuse illicit and prescription opioids.

Opioid overdose can occur when a patient deliberately misuses a prescription opioid or an illicit drug such as heroin. It can also occur when a patient takes an opioid as directed, but the prescriber miscalculated the opioid dose or an error was made by the dispensing pharmacist or the patient misunderstood the directions for use. (SAMHSA
Opioid Overdose Prevention)

Naloxone is a medication that can safely and effectively reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications).

More information on the campaign is available at stopoverdoses.ohio.gov.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s 2017 Citizen Honors Awards  – PSN TV

Program Description: The Society created the Citizen Honors Awards in 2008 to recognize Americans who demonstrate the values embodied in the Medal of Honor. Each year, the Society presents five awards to outstanding Americans: two for acts of courage, one for an act of selfless service, one to a young hero under the age of 18 and one to a community-based organization for supporting our Nation’s service members.

Citizen Honors nomination applications, available at themedalofhonor.com.

PSN eMD

Doctors without Borders – PSN eMD

Program Description: The Forced From Home exhibition, presented by Doctors without Borders, is about the global refugee crisis. PSN eMD services produced a fully designed and developed email creative using existing program content. The email invitation invites targeted recipients to attend a guided tour to see how Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) delivers vital medical and humanitarian aid to people in need around the world. The program was offered in four locations. More information on the campaign is available at www.forcedfromhome.com.

Radio PSA (:30): Jackies Story – HPV Prevention – CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – PSN In-Store

Program Description: The CDC message increases awareness around the cancer causing HPV virus and encourages parents to get their kids, 11 or 12 years of age, vaccinated against the disease.

For more information visit cdc.gov/hpv.

Connecticut United Way –  Suicide is Preventable – Be the One to “Start the Conversation” – PSN Waiting Room (Video)

Program Description: In Connecticut, on average, someone dies by suicide every day of the year. It doesn’t have to be that way. Suicide is preventable.

For more information, visit PreventSuicideCT.org.

U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – “Our Roads, Our Responsibility” – PSN Radio

Program Description: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), recently produced two safety PSAs as part of the Our Roads, Our Responsibility Campaign. The PSAs are meant to help raise awareness among the general driving public about the dangers that exist when operating their vehicles around large trucks and buses. This campaign effort works towards FMCSA’s core mission – reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities that involve large trucks and buses on our roadways.

FMCSA is asking for your support by airing these PSAs to educate the public regarding safe practices for driving safely near and around Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). The PSAs end with a call-to-action to visit www.sharetheroadsafely.gov to learn more.

U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – “Next Time” – PSN TV

Program Description: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), recently produced a Protect Your Move PSA aimed to combat interstate household goods moving fraud by educating consumers on how to plan a successful move. For more information, visit ProtectYourMove.gov.

SAMHSA Recovery is Possible Campaign (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) – PSN TV (PSAs are available in English and Spanish)

Program Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently produced two PSAs aimed at promoting the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery is possible. These PSAs (“Stories Form Home” and “Recovery Portraits”) are available in 15-, 20- or 30- second spots, in both English and Spanish. The PSAs contain either a SAMHSA-branded call to action or an open-ended version that may feature your stations/network’s logo, web address, Facebook page, or YouTube channel.

811 Agricultural (Ranch) Safety Campaign (:30) – PSN Radio 

Program Description: Digging and operating heavy equipment on farms and ranches across the country can cause damage to underground pipelines and utility lines, if the proper precautions are not part of the process. Pipeline strikes by those digging and operating equipment can cause serious injury. Enbridge is offering farmers and ranchers a variety of free resources to help keep them safe and to avoid costly damage and service outages that may affect their local communities. These resources and other information are available at www.enbridge.com/811.

811 Agricultural (Farm) Safety Campaign (:30) – PSN Radio 

Program Description: Digging and operating heavy equipment on farms and ranches across the country can cause damage to underground pipelines and utility lines, if the proper precautions are not part of the process. Pipeline strikes by those digging and operating equipment can cause serious injury. Enbridge is offering farmers and ranchers a variety of free resources to help keep them safe and to avoid costly damage and service outages that may affect their local communities. These resources and other information are available at www.enbridge.com/811.

Maryland Dept. of Health ZIKA Awareness Campaign – (:30) – PSN In-Store

Program Description: Zika virus is a virus spread to people through mosquito bites of Aedes species mosquitoes; sexual transmission of Zika virus is also known to occur. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.  Zika virus is not currently being spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States. Learn more at zika.maryland.gov.

2016 USA Learns PSA (English and Spanish versions) – (:30) – PSN Radio

Program Description: USALearns.org is a free website that has been used by more than 7,000,000 adults around the world. The website provides engaging videos, educational activities and the opportunity to learn English independently or with the support of a teacher. With the help of USA Learns, people worldwide are able to increase their job opportunities and improve their lives.

On the usalearns.org homepage, just click the Start Now button. Thank you, and we wish you the best of luck with your English studies!

2016 Lions Clubs International PSA – We Serve (:30) – PSN TV

Program Description: For 100 years, Lions clubs have touched the lives of millions of people through youth activities, vision programs, hunger initiatives, disaster relief and environmental projects.  Lions are local and able to serve the unique needs of the communities around them, as well as global, where they can address challenges that go beyond borders.  Members of the community can learn more about how they can make a difference and serve as a Lion, by visiting www.weserve.org.

2016 Lions Clubs International PSA – We Serve (:60) – PSN TV

Program Description: For 100 years, Lions clubs have touched the lives of millions of people through youth activities, vision programs, hunger initiatives, disaster relief and environmental projects.  Lions are local and able to serve the unique needs of the communities around them, as well as global, where they can address challenges that go beyond borders.  Members of the community can learn more about how they can make a difference and serve as a Lion, by visiting www.weserve.org.

Pipeline Operators for Ag Safety- 811 Ranch Safety Tips (:30) – PSN TV

Program Description: Digging and operating heavy equipment on farms and ranches across the country can cause damage to underground pipelines and utility lines. These pipeline strikes by those digging and operating equipment can cause serious injury, including burns, asphyxiation, and electrocution. POAS is offering farmers and ranchers a variety of free resources to help them dig safely and avoid costly damage and service outages that could affect their operations and the local community. These resources and other information are available at PipelineAwareness.org/Ag.

Pipeline Operators for Ag Safety- 811 Farm Safety Tips (:30) – PSN TV

Program Description: Digging and operating heavy equipment on farms and ranches across the country can cause damage to underground pipelines and utility lines. These pipeline strikes by those digging and operating equipment can cause serious injury, including burns, asphyxiation, and electrocution. POAS is offering farmers and ranchers a variety of free resources to help them dig safely and avoid costly damage and service outages that could affect their operations and the local community. These resources and other information are available at PipelineAwareness.org/Ag.

FDA Sunscreen Safety Campaign – PSN WaitingRoom, PSN Radio & PSN Digital Radio

Program Description: The FDA PSA reminds everyone that they should look for sunscreen products with a Sun Protection Factor or SPF of 15 or higher. Consumers should also look for sunscreen with “Broad Spectrum” on the label which protects against harmful ultraviolet A and B rays.  Learn more at www.FDA.gov/Sunscreen.

DEA/U.S. Department of Justice – PSN In-Store

Program Description: The DEA is promoting its semi-annual Prescription Drug Take back Day. Over the past few years the DEA has collected more than 4.8 million pounds of pills at sites all across America. Visit DEA.gov to find a location near you.

Global Alzheimer’s Platform and the Brain Health Registry – PSN TV

Program Description: The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation has partnered with Internet-based Brain Health Registry in an effort to grow its global registry of potential Alzheimer’s clinical trial candidates and accelerate a treatment for Alzheimer’s by 2025. The partnership was launched and will be led by researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) with the goal of adding tens of thousands of new registry members by the third quarter of 2016. The launch includes support from major medical institutions across the country and TV stars Leeza Gibbons (available March 1st), Linda Gray, and Samantha Harris and renowned author B. Smith.

Global Alzheimer’s Platform and the Brain Health Registry – PSN TV

Program Description: The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation has partnered with Internet-based Brain Health Registry in an effort to grow its global registry of potential Alzheimer’s clinical trial candidates and accelerate a treatment for Alzheimer’s by 2025. The partnership was launched and will be led by researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) with the goal of adding tens of thousands of new registry members by the third quarter of 2016. The launch includes support from major medical institutions across the country and TV stars Leeza Gibbons (available March 1st), Linda Gray, and Samantha Harris and renowned author B. Smith.

Global Alzheimer’s Platform and the Brain Health Registry – PSN TV

Program Description: The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation has partnered with Internet-based Brain Health Registry in an effort to grow its global registry of potential Alzheimer’s clinical trial candidates and accelerate a treatment for Alzheimer’s by 2025. The partnership was launched and will be led by researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) with the goal of adding tens of thousands of new registry members by the third quarter of 2016. The launch includes support from major medical institutions across the country and renowned author B. Smith and TV stars Leeza Gibbons, Linda Gray, and Samantha Harris.

Global Alzheimer’s Platform and the Brain Health Registry – PSN TV

Program Description: The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation has partnered with Internet-based Brain Health Registry in an effort to grow its global registry of potential Alzheimer’s clinical trial candidates and accelerate a treatment for Alzheimer’s by 2025. The partnership was launched and will be led by researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) with the goal of adding tens of thousands of new registry members by the third quarter of 2016. The launch includes support from major medical institutions across the country and TV stars Samantha Harris, Leeza Gibbons, and Linda Gray.

FDA/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – PSN TV; PSN Radio; PSN Digital Radio  & PSN WaitingRoom TV

Program Description: FDA BeSafeRx is a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of buying prescription medicines from fake online pharmacies. This campaign provides the resources to help consumers know the risks and find safe online pharmacies. PSN produced this 30-second PSA by repurposing existing FDA footage from the Be Safe Rx campaign.

U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – PSN TV

Program Description: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), recently produced a Protect Your Move PSA aimed to combat interstate household goods moving fraud by educating consumers on how to plan a successful move.

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) – PSN TV

Program Description: The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) launched a PSA campaign to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, affecting an estimated 1 million Americans, and how they are working to help Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for those coping with Parkinson’s.

FDA/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – PSN Entertainment

FDA/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – PSN Entertainment

Program Description: The FDA Acetaminophen digital banner PSAs are a part of an FDA campaign designed to promote consumer awareness about the safe use of acetaminophen which is used in hundreds of OTC and prescription medications. PSN repurposed existing graphics from the Acetaminophen Campaign to produce these digital online PSA banners. More information on the campaign is available at www.FDA.gov/OTCpaininfo.

Lions Clubs International – PSN TV

Program Description: Lions Clubs International (LCI) launched a PSA campaign to celebrate its 100th anniversary and increase national awareness for its international humanitarian programs.

Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences (IOM/NAS) – PSN TV & PSN Radio

Program Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) PSA, produced by PSN, recommends having ‘the conversation’ about our end-of-life care with friends, family and care providers now, before a crisis.

The Plastic Surgery Foundation – PSN TV

Program Description: Ms. Patti LaBelle, American singer, author, and actress, is the 2015 Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign spokesperson. Ms. LaBelle is featured in a 30- second PSA with a mission to help breast cancer survivors understand their rights and treatment options so they may enjoy a better quality of life.

FDA/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – PSN TV & PSN WaitingRoom

Program Description: Part of the Food and Drug Administration’s Be Safe Rx campaign, a victim tells her story of buying prescription medicine from a fraudulent online pharmacy. PSN repurposed existing video footage from the Be Safe Rx campaign to produce this 60-second PSA.

FDA/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – PSN WaitingRoom TV, PSN Radio, PSN Digital Radio & PSN TV

Program Description: FDA Drug Facts Label PSA is part of an FDA campaign designed to promote consumer awareness and use of the drug facts label that appears on medication packaging.  More information on the campaign is available at www.FDA.gov/DrugFactsLabel.