In this era of entertainment known as “Peak TV,” with diverse productions from networks, cable channels and streaming services at an all-time high, HH&S climbed a few summits of its own. Here's a look back at the past year.
What a year! HH&S presented events that tackled topics from older adults to HIV depictions in the media, co-produced original content to challenge old notions, and set the groundwork for helping to address global sustainability and nuclear security.
Our Summer 2021 newsletter featured “The Black Birth Experience: Challenges, Joys and Justice”; the latest video we made with Life Noggin studios on our best shot to end the pandemic; our upcoming panel on how the true story surrounding the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was uncovered; and a look at our expanded research web pages.
Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, presented a timely series of online conversations on topics related to the pandemic, bringing together storytellers and experts. The popular series of evening webinars, held every Tuesday, covered topics in the age of COVID-19 such as addiction, Black maternal health, criminal justice, older adults and caregiving, mental health, reproductive rights, and lupus and hydroxychloroquine.
The latest newsletter showcases our work—with panel discussions on racism and childbirth, addiction and mental illness; a briefing with Mindy Kaling's creative team for a new Netflix show; interviews about reproductive rights and nuclear risk; "Better With Age" at the ATX Television Festival, and so much more!
The fall newsletter features stories about a two-wheeled trek across the U.S. to raise arthritis awareness; black patients missing out on promising new cancer drugs; how telemedicine could fill in the gaps on abortion care; the approaching Silver Tsunami; and why some C-sections are a necessary risk.
The Spring 2018 newsletter features stories about a geriatrician who builds homes for older adults; why young people are especially at risk for HIV; U.S. military space systems vulnerable to attacks (cyber and otherwise); and genetic testing with its troubling implications when it comes to screening for disorders and disabilities in embryos.
The Winter 2018 newsletter spotlights stories about technology helping to care for aging parents; rheumatoid arthritis, which affects over 1.4 million people in the U.S.; abortion doulas who offer comfort to women at a complicated time; and a potential new weapon in the fight to eradicate HIV.
The Summer 2017 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about the staggering HIV infection rate in Southern states like Mississippi, how the "abortion pill" has opened a new front in the war over reproductive rights, the names and faces behind the high maternal mortality rate in the U.S. and much more.
The Spring 2017 Real to Reel spotlights stories about depression and pregnancy, a genetic link that might hold the key to ending the opioid epidemic, the U.S. nuclear command-and-control center at Cheyenne Mountain, and a Southern Christian doctor who believes the abortions he provides are rooted in justice.