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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

What do you get when you mix TV legend Norman Lear with climate change experts and some of the funniest comedy writers around, and put them all in front of a packed house?

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One only had to look at a montage of video clips from TV shows presented at Affordable Me, our panel on Obamacare, to see how far we’ve come.

extreme realities panel
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

HH&S presented an invitation-only screening of "Extreme Realities," a new installment of the acclaimed series Journey to Planet Earth, at the Linwood Dunn Theater on April 30. The documentary, narrated by Matt Damon, explores how severe weather brought on by climate change can cause food shortages and other threats to global and national security.

Obamacare panel members at WGAE
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lost in all the white-hot noise over the recent rocky roll-out for Obamacare enrollment was an overlooked but important fact: the Affordable Care Act had fundamentally changed how health insurance companies could operate.

guests at "inuk" screening and panel
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 6:30pm

A NASA-JPL climate scientist made the global come into sharp local focus when he was asked during a recent panel about the vanishing ice in northern Greenland, the dramatic backdrop for the film Inuk and its story of traditional ways being threatened by global warming.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 to Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington and HH&S program administrator Chris Dzialo recently traveled to India for the public launch of its global center called The Third Eye, bringing in local writers for a series of panels, classes and storytelling workshops, and taking them on a research trip to explore the kinds of health-related challenges facing young girls and women in a remote village.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Hollywood, Health & Society presented a panel titled "Stayin' Alive: The Truth About Obamacare" on June 27 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Guest speakers for the panel were Peter Lee (pictured), executive director of Covered California, the state's health benefit exchange; Dr. Victoria Sorlie-Aguilar of the Centers for Family Health; Dr. Zoanne Clack, executive producer for Grey's Anatomy; and Dr. Neal Baer, executive producer for Under the Dome. HH&S Director Sandra de Castro Buffington served as the evening's moderator.