Ava DuVernay's Netflix series When They See Us was among the 2019 Sentinel Awards honorees, which also included Chernobyl, Grace and Frankie, Grey's Anatomy, Mom, This Is Us, and The Resident. The creator of Euphoria, Sam Levinson, offered heartfelt remarks in accepting the HBO show's award.
For nearly two decades, the Sentinel Awards have recognized exemplary achievements in TV storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. For audiences here and around the world, television often provides both entertainment and factual information about a wide range of health topics and social issues.
As the entertainment landscape expands and programs continue to push boundaries, topics such as disease, injury, maternal health, disability, violence, discrimination and more are being explored through dynamic storytelling. The Sentinel Awards are funded through the generous support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The SCAN Foundation, N Square Collaborative, the John Pritzker Family Fund, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the California Health Care Foundation, among others.