HH&S, together with the World Bank, presented a series of activities at the 13th annual Morelia Film Festival on effective storytelling to advance public health and pro-social topics.
We know from research that stories can have a significant impact on what people know, feel and do. For better and worse, food’s pervasive depictions in entertainment like movies, television and music can be models for behavior and beliefs. How do these images of food affect us? What if storytellers chose to use their power to inspire audiences to make healthy food choices?
Hollywood, Health & Society, the CDC and the Writers Guild of America, East presented a panel on the topics of health and justice for women at the WGAE in New York.
The winners of the 16th annual Sentinel Awards were announced in a ceremony in Hollywood that recognized exemplary achievements in television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.
Hollywood, Health & Society’s 15th annual Sentinel Awards had it all, including top names from the entertainment industry, a NASA astronaut who wowed the audience when she recounted her childhood dream to one day follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong, and moving tributes to the spirit of two young boys who have touched many hearts—one a fictional TV character and the other whose real life flashed brightly and ever so briefly.
For 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.
Under the Creative Alliance for Global Health & Sustainability, HH&S launched partnerships in the creative capitals of India and Nigeria to use the power of entertainment to improve the lives of millions of TV and film viewers.
One only had to look at a montage of video clips from TV shows presented at Affordable Me, our panel on Obamacare, to see how far we’ve come.
Lost in all the white-hot noise over the recent rocky roll-out for Obamacare enrollment was an overlooked but important fact: the Affordable Care Act had fundamentally changed how health insurance companies could operate.
The Lifetime movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (co-starring Jennifer Hudson, pictured) took first-place honors in the Primetime Drama (Major Storyline) category for its portrayals of people dealing with mental illness. The film was among the winners of the 14th annual Sentinel for Health Awards that were announced in a ceremony Sept. 19 in Hollywood. Sentinel Awards recognize exemplary achievements in TV storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.