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Judges have selected 12 honorees for the 2018 Sentinel Awards 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.

Sentinel Awards
12 Honorees Named

Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" is among the 12 outstanding honorees for this year's Sentinel Awards for its storyline on 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

'black-ish' Story Inspiration

Co-executive producer Laura Gutin Peterson reveals the inspiration behind the Sentinel Award-winning episode on preeclampsia.