14th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards (2013)

Hollywood, Health & Society is accepting entries for the 2013 Sentinel for Health Awards, which recognize exemplary achievements of daytime and primetime TV shows that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. 

TV dramas, comedies and telenovelas that address public health topics and air in the United States are eligible to enter the awards competition. Deadlines for entries is May 31, 2013For more information and an entry form, click here.

For many loyal viewers, TV dramas and comedies provide both entertainment and information about disease, injury and disability. Through their portrayals of characters’ lives, writers and producers have a unique opportunity to touch viewers’ lives. The way a popular character deals with a personal health decision can prompt audience members to think about their own choices. A compelling storyline that demonstrates risky behavior and consequences, or shows how to avoid risk, portrays social determinants of health or examines global health issues, can benefit millions of viewers around the world. 

To read the press release, click here.