Hollywood Health & Society

Providing the entertainment industry with free, expert information for storylines on health and climate change.

Global demand for palm oil, a mainstay of processed food, endangers rainforests, which act as natural greenhouse gas-absorbing "carbon sinks." Illustration: iStock.com

Must Read

Our latest Real to Reel newsletter features great stories about rainforest preservation, a last-resort ER entering the age of Obamacare, and a lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba.

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What's New

Hollywood, Health & Society, the CDC and the Writers Guild of America, East presented a panel on the topics of health and justice for women on Friday, April 17 at the WGAE in New York.

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Events Calendar

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Sentinel Awards, which honor outstanding TV storytelling that educates and motivates viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. This year, original streaming network shows are eligible.

May 22 #MadMax gets a lot right about global issues surrounding #climatechange. http://t.co/B3Cu1hTSBo
May 22 #ICYMT@LastWeekTonight spotlights depressing story of US chicken industry—bad for the feathered and the farmers. https://t.co/bEiaE8zyg5
May 22 Google’s self-driving cars will hit California streets this summer. http://t.co/2P0WF2g0jQ
May 21 Growing number of women being imprisoned for using drugs during pregnancy. http://t.co/VIilvQUFrr

The Double XX Files Panel:
Health & Justice for Women

Featured video | Our recent panel at the WGAE mixed entertainment writers and producers with health experts and storytellers in a discussion about breast cancer (especially among African-American women), campus sexual assault and reproductive health.

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They put me in touch with some of the foremost authorities in the country the very next day. The help they provided was nothing short of imperative to my writing process. They are a tremendous resource.

— An executive producer for NCIS (CBS)