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 a bridge for information between the entertainment industry and public policy members. [Be] instrumental in affecting social change through providing educational materials,… Continue reading EIC’s Focus on Health and Wellness (and Care?)

GRAMMY Awards Show Takes a(n Imperfect) Stand on Domestic Violence

Last Sunday was the first time in a LONG time I watched and/or listened to an entire GRAMMYs show. (I admit I was also doing household chores…) While three plus hours is WAY too long for any show, I enjoyed many of the performances. And, who doesn’t get excited about seeing and listening to Prince.… Continue reading GRAMMY Awards Show Takes a(n Imperfect) Stand on Domestic Violence

It Only Takes ONE + 1 + 1 + at a Time to Make a Difference. On Tap? Ebola.

I find it totally awesome when celebrities take a public stand that might not be popular and can make a real difference. Case on point? The recent ONE campaign on fighting Ebola in Africa. Since 2014 global Ebola outbreak landed in the U.S. in late September, may people in the U.S. have worried about its local impact.  Even with the… Continue reading It Only Takes ONE + 1 + 1 + at a Time to Make a Difference. On Tap? Ebola.

MDMA Video 2.0 Needs a Public Health Remix

Music festivals are a wonderful way to enjoy great music with friends and community, especially outdoors when the weather is great. They can also be an opportunity for people to try to enhance their experience with drugs and/or alcohol. One festival’s tragic experience motivated a great response…that could be even better with some public health… Continue reading MDMA Video 2.0 Needs a Public Health Remix

Comic-Con Creativity Saves Lives

In early June 2014, several cab drivers in San Diego gave me my first real sense of the enormity of San Diego Comic-Con International– an annual entertainment and comic convention. One driver told me about fantastic costumes that must not be mocked, not that I would mind you. I really enjoy X-Men, The Avengers, Captain… Continue reading Comic-Con Creativity Saves Lives

Kudos to the 30+ broadcast and cable networks in the US and Canada simultaneously telecasting Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

Tune in on Friday, September 5, 2014 for a “…star-studded appeal (that) will continue to build public support to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly to save lives and make cancer patients long-term cancer survivors.” One hundred percent of public donations support research.

Stand Up To Cancer logo (credit: StandUp2Cancer.org)


General Cancer Prevention Information
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