Hollywood, Health & Society has joined an ambitious project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help build awareness of how culture and health are connected. It's all part of a larger national initiative to transform health in America.
The 13 Sentinel Awards honorees for 2019 feature storylines that shine a light on a range of health and social topics, including criminal justice, addiction/recovery, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and the existential threats of nuclear safety and climate change.
Writer/producer Sarah Watson (“The Bold Type”) opened the Atomic Storytelling workshop with a quote from the film “Dead Poets Society" meant to inspire students to look at writing with an authentic and emotional perspective: “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
In partnership with the BMGF and the World Bank, HH&S brought a group of international TV and film writers to the 13th annual Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) in October 2015 to participate in a panel discussion about storytelling and health, and to lead a workshop with writers in attendance. The festival was founded in 2003 as a way of promoting new trends in Mexican cinema—with the city of Morelia as its main venue—and to contribute to the cultural and touristic activities in the
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.