Hollywood Health & Society

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

Our Services

Quick Facts
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A quick question?

We can provide quick answers. We know you work on tight deadlines. Our staff is ready to help. We'll find facts, case examples, experts and real people who can share their stories.

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Consultations
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Experts who'll answer questions and offer perspective.

Our list of experts who’ll answer questions and offer perspective is far-reaching—it covers academic, government and health care organizations around the world.

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Briefings
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Our experts can brief your writers on the hottest health issues.

We can bring information on a wide range of health and climate change topics to your creative teams— right inside the writers rooms.

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Storybus Tours
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Finding inspiration on the streets of L.A.

We offer on-the-ground experience to writers, connecting them with local storytellers to learn about health challenges and innovative solutions, from NASA's JPL to Santa Cruz Island to urban mini-farms in East Los Angeles. Tell us where you'd like to go. For more information about upcoming trips or to inquire about customizing a research trip for your group, please contact us at hhs@usc.eduMore information here.

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Case Examples
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Health issues that fit your characters and storylines.

We can share patient stories, public health investigations and focus group findings from our files.

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Panel Discussions
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Entertaining programs on health challenges and storytelling.

Our discussions feature public health experts, first responders, patients, families—as well as writers and producers—exploring topics such as disabilities, addiction, bioterrorism and HIV/AIDS.

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Climate Change
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We're at your service on the biggest story.

With the generous support of the Grantham Foundation, the Barr Foundation, Skoll Global Threats Fund and others, we offer resources to TV writers, producers and other entertainment industry professionals working to portray the myriad ways that climate change affects public health. Learn more.

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Screenings
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Where filmmakers and experts mix it up.

Our screenings present provocative and inspiring films, with Q&As featuring the filmmakers and experts on hand to discuss their work and the latest research.