In the Fall 2016 Real to Reel, we spotlight stories about nuclear scenarios that offer hope amid the darkness, the 20-week abortion clock, Diana Nyad's quest to swim from Cuba to Florida at 64, and the infamous Tuskegee Study's toll on African Americans' health and participation in the healthcare system.
Melissa Gattuso joined HH&S after working at Silverlining, a vocational training center run by The Help Group, which prepares students with autism and other special needs for a successful career after graduation. She previously worked as an assistant at 3 Arts Entertainment, a management and production company located in Beverly Hills, before deciding to pursue opportunities in the nonprofit world.
The Summer 2016 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about why many abortion clinics close their doors; the remnants of a long-abandoned Army base in Greenland slowly being revealed by melting ice; and a 90-year-old man building a cathedral by hand almost entirely by himself.
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."