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Bizzell Wins Five Hermes Creative Awards for Public Health-Related Content

Bizzell Wins Five Hermes Creative Awards for Public Health-Related Content

May 8, 2020 (Lanham, MD) – The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), one of the fastest growing companies in America according to Inc. Magazine and Washington Business Journal, has won five Hermes Creative Awards, including two Platinum awards, two Gold awards, and one Honorable Mention. Bizzell was recognized for visual communication and marketing projects designed to support federal agencies and corporate initiatives that tackle the most critical and consequential issues affecting our world such as Ebola, suicide, substance use disorders and healthcare quality improvement.

“At Bizzell, we integrate world-class strategy, design, and technology to accelerate our clients’ missions, transforming lives in the process,” said Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President & CEO. “We take pride in delivering exceptional communication products and will continue to set monumental standards worth achieving. Thank you, Hermes, for this distinguished honor.”

The Hermes Creative Awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals are an international competition for creative professionals and serve as a benchmark of excellence for communications. Winning companies and individuals are selected from over 200 categories grouped under advertising, publications, marketing, branding, integrated marketing, public relations/communications, electronic media, and training.   From the United States, there were about 6,000 entries in the 2020 competition.

Full list of Bizzell’s Hermes Creative Awards:

Platinum Awards:

Gold Awards:

Honorable Mention:

For a  full list of awards won by Bizzell, please visit our website at:


Established in 2010, Bizzell US is U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a mission to improve lives and accelerate change. Bizzell US develops innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time such as health care services equity, global health, workforce innovation and other urgent needs facing the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown into a thriving firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland with staff and offices in various regions around the country including California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Georgia, and globally in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Learn more about how we develop data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to complex-real-world challenges. Learn more at


Hermes Creative Awards honors the messengers and creators of the information revolution. Armed with their imaginations and computers, Hermes winners bring their ideas to life through traditional and digital platforms.

Each year, competition judges evaluate the creative industry’s best publications, branding collateral, websites, videos, and advertising, marketing and communication programs.

Bizzell Awarded CDC Ebola Contract

At Bizzell, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of people around the globe. In our pursuit to support agencies, organizations, and other entities who are equally devoted to making a positive impact, our firm was awarded the DRC Ebola Response 2019 contract earlier this year. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bizzell provides experienced technical and medical guidance for CDC staff and locally employed staff in Ebola-affected DRC. Our staff works closely with and supports the activities of the Center for Global Health, Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, the Ebola Coordination Team and the DRC Country Team to provide technical and medical support. Specifically, Bizzell staff provide:

· Technical guidance on surveillance and contact tracing* and management of associated data pertaining to Ebola response efforts

· Mentoring and training to junior CDC staff on associated Ebola surveillance, contact tracing* and data management and evaluation activities

· Guidance on infection prevention control and Ebola triage case assessment efforts

· Perform field evaluations, in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, of associated Ebola activities with appropriate security provisions

*Contact tracing: the process of identifying persons who may have come into contact with an infected person and subsequent collection of further information about these contacts*

Bizzell Awarded CDC Contract to Assess Disparities in Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is excited to announce that our firm was recently awarded a new contract providing public health professional support services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention-Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch. Under this contract, Bizzell staff will provide technical assistance in the areas of geographic information systems (GIS), statistical analyses, and health services and systems research for the GIS Capacity Building project.

Bizzell team members will assess the reduction of burdens and disparities in heart disease and stroke prevention through GIS mapping, provide technical assistance to project staff on the utility of GIS and the role of cartography, conduct geocoding, manage and provide statistical analyses of large databases (e.g. National Center for Health Statistics), and create manuscripts to showcase tabular results in support of health services and systems research to inform the field of this critical issue.

Public Health Expert, Former CDC Project Director Joins The Bizzell Group

June 24, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) – Donna Elliston, DrPH, MSPH, joins The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) as Senior Associate in the Atlanta, GA office, where she will lead multiple projects and business development efforts. Dr. Elliston will oversee the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (ESB) Public Health Professional Support Services Contract.

“Over the 20-year span of my career in public health, I’ve supported health promotion and disease prevention through strategic visions, diverse and incredible partnerships, and a heightened level of commitment to service,” says Dr. Elliston. “I’m excited to explore new opportunities to amplify the tremendous growth at Bizzell, by engaging with a global network of the best-in-class clients and experts.”

Dr. Elliston’s has extensive knowledge and expertise in applied research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. She previously led projects at CDC including the Breastfeeding-Implementing and Identifying Best Practices for Achieving Baby Friendly Designation within the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community-Wide Initiative in Richmond County, Georgia, where she served as a subject matter expert in teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent and maternal & child health.

“I trust Dr. Elliston’s solid judgement that she brings from working at a very high level across branches of government and business,” says Anton Bizzell, M.D., President and CEO of The Bizzell Group. “Her track record of excellence and expertise align perfectly with the accomplished group of leaders at Bizzell.”

Dr. Elliston’s commitment to public health issues is evident in her educational background. She obtained a Doctorate in Public Health from Morgan State University, a Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College.

About Bizzell

Established in 2010, The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) strategic management and consulting firm that specializes in Program & Project Management, Administrative Support, Communication & Outreach, Conference Management & Logistical Support, Health Services & Research, Technical Assistance, as well as Training & Development. Bizzell is a partner of choice for federal, state and local government agencies and private organizations. Bizzell’s expert staff and consultants work on health, scientific, education, environment, research, and information technology projects that meet national priorities.

Under the leadership and vision of founder, Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, the company has grown from a staff of two in one small office, to a thriving firm with three offices in Lanham, MD, Rockville, MD, and Atlanta, GA with ongoing projects across the world.


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