CPH wins Scarlet Hashtag award

Instagram stories encouraging students to apply for CPH scholarships were recognized by Ohio State social media leaders

Scarlet Hashtag award graphic on top of an image of Cunz Hall

The College of Public Health communications team was recognized with a Scarlet Hashtag award for the innovative use of Instagram stories to encourage CPH students to apply for college scholarships. The Ohio State University Social Media Community of Practice created the awards to recognize strong, impactful social media content across the university.

CPH was recognized for a series of Instagram stories, published over five weeks during spring semester, which highlighted previous CPH scholarship recipients and the impact of the college’s financial support. The Instagram stories included links where students could access the application and learn more about how to apply. This content can be viewed as a highlight on CPH’s Instagram.

The written copy and design were created by CPH’s Kristen Mitchell and Anthony Rodriguez took photographs for the series. 


About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond. The College's divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy. It is ranked 29th among all colleges and programs of public health in the nation, and first in Ohio, by U.S. News and World Report. Its specialty programs are also considered among the best in the country. The MHA program is ranked 8th, the biostatistics specialty is ranked 22nd, the epidemiology specialty is ranked 25th and the health policy and management specialty is ranked 17th.