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!
HH&S Director Kate Folb moderated a panel titled “Better With Age: Growing Older on TV” at the eighth annual ATX Television Festival on June 9.
The Winter 2019 Real to Reel spotlights stories about “fourth trimester” complications and their effect on maternal health; how diversity in clinical research defines better science; older adults and opioids; and the South’s post-Roe landscape when it comes to reproductive rights.
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 Fall 2017 Real to Reel newsletter features stories about many older adults falling victim to guardianship scams, how abortion waits increase all kinds of risk, a rising star's death from AIDS-related complications, and a pregnancy risk that's the leading cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester.
The Winter 2016 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about border-born babies and the economic struggle of older Americans to survive. Also featured: a former astronaut faces his own mortality; Barbra Streisand on women and heart disease; and the clash of generations in Miami’s gay community.
Our panel event featuring writers and producers, “Telling LIfe Stories: Crisis and Care at the Beginning, Middle and End,” drew a full house to the WGAW to explore the issues of TV's portrayals of older adults, aging and health care.
The Fall 2015 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about poverty and its impact on health, Exxon's own revealing climate research, baby boomers remaking retirement, children born with HIV, and Texas women ending pregnancies on their own.