Eleventh Annual Sentinel for Health Awards (2010) – Award Winners Announced

Hollywood, Health & Society announced the winners of this year’s Sentinel for Health Awards at a moving ceremony, followed by a panel discussion with the writers on September 22 at the Writers Guild of America, West, in Los Angeles. Check back soon for video!

In its eleventh year, the Sentinel for Health Awards recognizes exemplary achievements of television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. Five categories of storylines will be recognized – primetime drama, primetime drama minor storyline, children’s programming, telenovela, and global health storyline.

Primetime Drama

FIRST PLACEArmy Wives (Lifetime): “Claudia Joy’s Diabetes” (diabetes); Written by Karen Maser, Rebecca Dameron, T.D. Mitchell, Elizabeth Jacobs

SECOND PLACELaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): “Hammered” (alcohol abuse); Written by Dawn DeNoon

THIRD PLACEGrey’s Anatomy (ABC): “How Insensitive” (obesity and patient sensitivity); Written by Bill Harper

Primetime Minor Storyline

FIRST PLACEPrivate Practice (ABC): “Triangles” (schizophrenia); Written by Steve Blackman

Children’s Programming

FIRST PLACESesame Workshop (PBS Primetime Special): “Families Stand Together” (financial stress); Written by Chrissy Ferraro

SECOND PLACESesame Workshop (PBS Primetime Special): “When Families Grieve” (grief & bereavement); Written by Chrissy Ferraro

Global Health Storyline

FIRST PLACELaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): “Witness” (rape in the Congo); Written by Dawn DeNoon and Christine M. Torres


FIRST PLACEEl Cartel 2 (Caracol TV): “Larissa’s Baby” (folic acid and healthy pregnancies); Written by Jorg Hiller

SECOND PLACEPerro Amor (Telemundo): “To Give You Folic Acid Is To Love You” (folic acid and healthy pregnancies); Written by Roberto Stopello and Juana Uribe

Read the winner press release.
Read the finalist press release.
Read the call for entries.