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Vital Strategies’ 2021: Year in Review Wins Platinum in 2022 dotCOMM Awards

Report garners top award in “Owned Media | eAnnual Report” category

August 3, 2022 (New York, USA) – Vital Strategies is thrilled to announce that our 2021: Year in Review was recognized as a Platinum Winner in the “Owned Media | eAnnual Report” category at dotCOMM 2022 Awards. dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition reflects the role of creatives in the dynamic web that is transforming how we market and communicate products and services.

Using interactive media and engaging digital design, Vital Strategies 2021: Year in Review showcases how we can work together to reimagine public health. Our annual report highlights how each program area’s actions and accomplishments work towards a world where everyone, everywhere is protected by equitable and effective public health systems. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic showed all too clearly that good health does not just happen,” said Jose Luis Castro, President and CEO, Vital Strategies. “Good health is generated when we prioritize and protect it, and when our economic, political and social systems are built on the understanding that health benefits all of society. In 2021, Vital Strategies supported leaders and communities around the world as they advanced health policy on longstanding challenges, even as they contended with the daily crisis of the pandemic.”

“I thank the dotCOMM Awards for their recognition of our work, none of which would have been possible without the support of our donors, the collaboration of our partners, and the commitment and talent of our global team,” continued Castro.

Vital Strategies’ work in more than 70 countries continued to accelerate in 2021, as we partnered with governments and civil society to strengthen their public health systems to contend with the most difficult health challenges of our time—from COVID-19 to air pollution to drug overdose to tobacco use. Working with local partners, we have touched the lives of millions of people through scalable interventions that prevent illness, injury and death. We worked in partnership to reimagine evidence-based, locally driven policies and practices to support and improve health and well-being.

“Vital Strategies has an important story to tell: When we invest in strengthening public health systems we can make measurable and rapid progress on what seem like insurmountable challenges,” said Steve Hamill, Vital Strategies’ Vice President of Policy Advocacy and Communication. “Our annual report brought our mission, engaging art and copy together to bring this story to life. We are grateful to be recognized for our work by the dotCOMM Awards alongside so many leading organizations.”

The early entry winners were announced on July 22. See the complete list of winners.

For more information and to view Vital Strategies’ 2021: Year in Review, visit:

About Vital Strategies

Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by equitable and effective public health systems. We partner with governments, communities and organizations to reimagine public health, and the result is millions of people living longer, healthier lives. Our goal is to build a future where better health is supported across all facets of our lives, in our families, communities, in our environment and our governments.

To find out more, visit or Twitter @VitalStrat.

Media Contacts

Ally Davis, Vital Strategies; +1-516-205-4203

Christina Honeysett, Vital Strategies; +1-917-720-4775