2018 Sentinel Awards

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards are presented by the Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society program. The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlight a wide range of topics that include nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

“Entertainment television is a powerful resource for information, and compelling storylines can motivate millions of viewers worldwide,” said Kate Langrall Folb, director of HH&S.

Marty Kaplan, director of the Lear Center and HH&S’ principal investigator, said: “We’re delighted to shine a spotlight on writers and producers who entertain viewers and at the same time provide them with accurate information. We hope the shows and storylines we honor will spur other writers to recognize and use responsibly the power they wield.”

The 2018 Sentinel Awards honorees:

• Chicago Med—Mountains and Molehills (NBC)
Topic: HIV/AIDS

• Grey’s Anatomy—Hemorrhage Cart storyline (ABC)
Topic: Maternal health

• One Day at a Time—Hello, Penelope (Netflix)
Topic: Mental health

• Speechless—One A-n-Angry M-Maya (ABC)
Topic: Disability

• 13 Reasons Why—The Missing Page (Netflix)
Topic: Sexual assault

• GLOW—Maybe It’s All the Disco (Netflix)
Topic: Abortion

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The Taglyan Complex
Hollywood, CA

Read the full press release.