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The 2018 Sentinel Awards recognized 12 honorees for outstanding storylines on a wide range of topics. Read more.

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, and the California Health Care Foundation, among others.

2018 Sentinel Awards
TV Can Make a Difference

"13 Reasons Why" EPs Joy Gorman Wettels and Kristel Laiblin encourage people to believe survivors of sexual assault.

Red Carpet Memories

Check out our gala events from past years. Pictured: Justin Baldoni, co-star of 2015 comedy winner Jane the Virgin.

Any award that has the words Norman Lear and your name on it is pretty exciting.

Matt Ward

co-executive producer, writer

Madam Secretary

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Oh What a Night

Check out the coverage of the 2018 Sentinel Awards, where the honorees spoke about how their shows affect real people.