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HHS Newsletter (Winter 2023)

Our Winter 2023 newsletter spotlights five Hollywood veterans who say entertainment needs more stories about the vibrant lives of older adults; changing the narratives about breast cancer in young women; Anderson Cooper exploring death and grief; scoring your favorite entertainment when it comes to depicting plastic pollution; and the language of the future.

Older Adults in the Age of Covid-19

Hollywood, Health & Society, in partnership with the WGAE and WGAW, presented a virtual talk focusing on older adults and the challengers of caregiving during the pandemic. The panel was part of a series of discussions via Zoom on a variety of topics affected by COVID-19.

The discussion, held April 28, 2020, featured the following speakers:

COVID-19 Webinars

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.

HH&S Newsletter (Summer 2019)

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!

Winter 2019 Real to Reel

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.

Spring 2018 Real to Reel

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.

Winter 2018 Real to Reel

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.

Fall 2017 Real to Reel

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.