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2015 Sentinel Awards

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.

HH&S By the Numbers

  • Worked with over 1100 TV series and pilots on over 60 networks and streaming services
  • Worked with shows that have as many as 16.3 million viewers 
  • Received over 4,800 inquiries from television writers 
  • Conducted 1,587 expert briefings 
  • Covered over 700 topics in inquiries and briefings
  • Worked with over 2,000 experts in inquiries and briefings

14th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards (2013)

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.

13th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards (2012)

Winners of the 2012 Sentinel for Health Awards for exemplary achievements of television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives were announced at a ceremony Sept. 19 at the Writers Guild of America, West in Los Angeles. The NBC drama Law & Order: SVU received first place in the Primetime Drama (major storyline) category for accurately portraying the emotional effects and legalities around childhood sexual abuse. An episode of Fox’s Touch earned first place in Global Health for a storyline about domestic abuse, and NBC’s hit, Up All Night, won first place in the Comedy category for a storyline about the realities of childbirth.

Call for Entries: 2012 Sentinel for Health Awards

Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center, announces a call for entries for the 13th annual Sentinel for Health Awards. The deadline for all entries is June 15, 2012. The Sentinel for Health Awards, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recognizes exemplary achievements of television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. Eight categories of storylines will be recognized: primetime drama, primetime comedy, primetime minor storyline, daytime drama, Spanish-language telenovela, children's programming, global health, and climate change.