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Dec 12, 2012, 06:27 ET
Dec 12, 2012, 06:12 ET

New PSAs Empower Homeowners Falling Behind on their Mortgage Payments to Call 888-995-HOPE for Free Assistance Today

Data shows that nearly one in 14 U.S. homeowners has fallen behind on his or her mortgage payments. To encourage struggling homeowners to take...

Dec 12, 2012, 06:00 ET
Struggling with your mortgage? Call 888-995-HOPE for free advice.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Ad Council Launch National PSA Campaign To Reach Struggling Homeowners

 To increase awareness of the Making Home Affordable® Program's free resources and assistance for struggling homeowners, the U.S....

Nov 22, 2012, 08:30 ET
Nov 22, 2012, 08:30 ET

USDA, HHS and Ad Council Join Food Network Star Finalist Martie Duncan to Help Families Protect Themselves from Foodborne Illness this Thanksgiving

 More than 46 million turkeys will be cooked this Thanksgiving holiday, according to the National Turkey Federation.  In an effort to help...

Nov 20, 2012, 17:08 ET
Ad Council, USDA and HHS help prevent foodborne illness this Thanksgiving.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

USDA, HHS and Ad Council Join Food Network Star Finalist Martie Duncan to Help Families Protect Themselves from Foodborne Illness this Thanksgiving

 More than 46 million turkeys will be cooked this Thanksgiving holiday, according to the National Turkey Federation.  In an effort to...

Nov 16, 2012, 10:52 ET
Leo Burnett wins Ad Council Gold Bell award for Ready campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

Leo Burnett Honored with Top Creative Award for Innovative Emergency Preparedness PSAs

 Natural disasters that have devastated the nation this year have reminded Americans about the importance of preparedness.  That was the...

Nov 14, 2012, 20:16 ET

Conan O'Brien Hosts the Ad Council's 59th Annual Public Service Award Dinner in Honor of AT&T Chairman & CEO, Randall Stephenson

The Advertising Council is honoring Randall Stephenson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Inc. with its 59th Annual Public Service...

Nov 13, 2012, 17:23 ET
You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. Learn more: AdoptUSKids.org.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

New PSAs Aim to Increase Adoption of Teenagers from Foster Care

 To promote the adoption of teenagers from foster care, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are...

Nov 13, 2012, 14:24 ET

Nuevos PSAs dirigidos a aumentar la adopción de adolescentes en custodia adoptiva

Para promover la adopción de adolescentes en cuidado sustituto, la Administración de Niños y Familias (ACF, siglas en inglés),...

Nov 13, 2012, 13:53 ET

New PSAs Aim to Increase Adoption of Teenagers from Foster Care

 To promote the adoption of teenagers from foster care, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are...

Nov 09, 2012, 12:17 ET
Visit BoostUp.org to learn how to support and encourage students across America.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Nearly 7.5 Million U.S. Students are Chronically Absent, Missing 18 or More Days of School Each Year

 Nearly 7.5 million students (K – 12th grade) are chronically absent every school year – missing enough school to put them at...

Nov 09, 2012, 06:00 ET

Casi 7.5 millones de estudiantes de los Estados Unidos son ausentes crónicos y faltan a la escuela 18 o más días por año

Casi 7.5 millones de estudiantes (desde jardín de infancia hasta 12o. grado) faltan de manera crónica a la escuela todos los años y...

Nov 09, 2012, 06:00 ET

Nearly 7.5 Million U.S. Students are Chronically Absent, Missing 18 or More Days of School Each Year

Nearly 7.5 million students (K – 12th grade) are chronically absent every school year – missing enough school to put them at severe...

Nov 06, 2012, 14:25 ET
Help the relief efforts. Donate at Sandy.AdCouncil.org.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

New PSAs Encourage Americans to Make a Financial Contribution in Support of Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

In response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, the Ad Council launched today a new series of television, print and Web public...

Oct 23, 2012, 12:14 ET
It's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Are you at risk?  LeadFreeKids.org.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Nationwide Lead Poisoning Prevention Campaign Educates Families about the Importance of Getting Your Home and Child Tested for Lead

Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet nearly one million children are...

Oct 22, 2012, 06:00 ET

La Campaña Nacional de Prevención del Envenenamiento por Plomo educa a las familias acerca de la importancia de realizar evaluaciones para el plomo a su hogar y a sus hijos

El envenenamiento infantil por plomo es considerada la enfermedad medioambiental más evitable entre los niños pequeños, pero incluso...

Oct 22, 2012, 06:00 ET

Nationwide Lead Poisoning Prevention Campaign Educates Families about the Importance of Getting Your Home and Child Tested for Lead

Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet nearly one million children are...

Oct 19, 2012, 07:00 ET

AARP y Ad Council lanzan nueva campaña nacional de anuncios de servicio público en español para que los cuidadores sepan que no están solos y ofrecerles recursos y apoyo

Más de la mitad de los cuidadores estadounidenses, "baby boomers" de entre 40 y 60 años, necesitan apoyo y ayuda, según una...

Oct 18, 2012, 14:48 ET
Teach your kids to be more than a bystander. Visit stopbullying.gov.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

Bullying Prevention Campaign to Empower Parents Launches During National Bullying Prevention Month

 More than 80% of high school students in the U.S. report that they witness bullying at least once a week, according to a national survey...