U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy called for a fundamental change in fighting America’s opioid epidemic, saying that those struggling with addiction have a chronic illness and need treatment, along with counseling, compassion and support.
Hollywood, Health & Society commemorated the 20th anniversary of HBO's "In the Gloaming" at the Ray Kurtzman Theater at CAA with a screening of excerpts from the film, followed by a panel discussion on HIV and Hollywood.
"Clinical Trials So White" explored the low percentage of minority participation in research trials—especially African Americans and Hispanics—and how the lack of diversity could hamper discoveries of new treatments and impede efforts to determine how they affect underrepresented populations.
Our “Atomic Football” event was a night to think about the unthinkable, including nuclear proliferation and war, and the grim prospect of terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass destruction. But there was also a ray of hope—the role entertainment can play in raising public awareness.
HH&S drew upon its long-standing connections with the CDC, entertainment industry and local health agencies to present a roundtable at the Los Angeles LGBT Center on the status of HIV/AIDS in entertainment. The discussion brought together TV writers, HIV experts, storytellers and members of the creative team from ABC’s "How to Get Away With Murder."
Our panel event featuring writers and producers, “Telling LIfe Stories: Crisis and Care at the Beginning, Middle and End,” drew a full house to the WGAW to explore the issues of TV's portrayals of older adults, aging and health care.
The message to take away from "Racing Extinction," the new film from Oscar-winning director Louis Psihoyos ("The Cove"), is this: If climate change goes unchecked, humanity won’t go out with a bang but more likely with a whimper.