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ANATOMY OF AN ENCORE!

Each Encore! Featuring Public Health post starts with inspiration from arts and entertainment. Contributors (soon to be more than just me) share reactions to what they have seen, heard, felt, i.e., experienced. Perhaps a contributor read a book with a character struggling with a mental illness or watched a move in which a character rides a motorcycle and doesn’t wear a helmet or heard a song that mentions (or not) the use condoms…COVID-19…and wants to write/talk about it.

The public health twist in each post is the encore to the original arts and entertainment experience, another look or an extended view. And, for this site, the encore may also feature what is not included. Perhaps a contributor wants to help people by sharing links to real resources for families struggling with mental Illnesses or information about how many injuries could be avoided by wearing a motorcycle helmet or context via real numbers on condom usage. Posts can also include resources on how you can get involved with the issue or arts / entertainment project. In any case, the encore strives to be interesting, informative an inspiring.

When ‘Sitting is the New Smoking’ is Ever So Briefly “Supernatural”

Arts & Entertainment I have watched every episode of the Supernatural on the CW (some of them twice), and I really enjoy the zingers. Most of the characters have a wicked wit that make you pay attention. Because, if you blink (audibly speaking), you might miss...

Bipolar Disorder Gets Even More Popular Treatment

Between Empire and Infinitely Polar Bear, bipolar disorder seems to be having a moment in popular culture right now...which is awesome! As a graduate student in the early 1990s, I was taught about stigma associated with mental health issues. Hopefully, people with...

EIC’s Focus on Health and Wellness (and Care?)

The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) initiatives were Encore!s before Encore! were Encores! Founded in 1983, EIC's mission is to: [Encourage] the entertainment industry to more effectively address and accurately depict major health and social issues. [Serve] as...

FEMA’s Rapid Response to “House of Cards”

I enjoy watching the Netflix original show House of Cards! I studied politics and health policy because I want to have a role in improving the quality of information that informs our health policy decisions. I am also intrigued by the drama of the political process....

A Bang Up Opportunity in Ann Arbor

If you are in Ann Arbor, Michigan early next week, check out this awesome opportunity! Director of "The Big Bang Theory" Brings Comedy to U-M DATE: 4:30–5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 EVENT: "Take 2 Jokes & Call Me in the Morning: Is Laughter the New Aspirin?"...