17th Annual Sentinel Awards: Finalists Announced

HHS SentinelHollywood, Health & Society has chosen 14 finalists from almost 80 entries for the 2016 Sentinel Awards, showcasing a diverse range of topics including healthcare, sexual abuse, Ebola and climate change. VIEW the press release with a full list of finalists.

The awards are sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and presented by HH&S, a one-stop shop for writers and producers in search of accurate information on public health and climate change topics.

Storylines will again be recognized in the following categories: Drama, Comedy, Serial Drama, Climate Change, Reality/Talk/Documentary, Children’s Programming and Spanish-language. The ceremony will be held Sept. 28, 2016 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

“TV writers and producers not only entertain audiences, but they affect them as well,” said Marty Kaplan, director of the Lear Center. “We know this both from our research, and from stories that viewers tell. This award recognizes the responsible and creative use of that power by television writers and producers.”

“Writers know that accurate and realistic portrayals make for more compelling stories,” said HH&S Director Kate Folb. “They contact us because they know we will provide them with information and access to credible experts—fast and for free. We work with dozens of shows across all genres, networks and cable channels on just about any health or climate change topic you can imagine.”