NPR story features a creative approach for HIV prevention. Researchers try role-playing games to capture attention and inform adolescents.
Here’s how it works. Players build avatars, customizing their appearance, hobbies, and personality. Then they respond to age-tailored but potentially risky situations any way they want. In the do-over world of the game, consequences include points, praise, good health and money … or embarrassment, unemployment, HIV and even death.
Kaiser Family Foundation helps general audiences understand health insurance (just in time for enrollment 2014). Coolness with a purpose! Example? HEALTH INSURANCE EXPLAINED: The YouToons Have It Covered
Dear Matt Cooper and Lori Miller, I just read a report in The Hollywood Reporter about the new comedy you are producing, the one on gun control and a sex boycott. Since that you are in production on Is That a Gun in Your Pocket, which will undoubtedly be a great movie, now is a great time to begin… Continue reading Open Letter to Gun Control Comedy Producers
Why I (ok, public health professionals who also focus on communications) totally need to be part of a comedy writer’s team…ijs. Topics include climate change, vaccines, medicine and science in general. #publichealth “Comedy vs. anti-science: 10 amazing videos that show how humor can make a difference” The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision… Continue reading Comedy as a Boss on Pseudo Health (and Other Science) Debates
Copied from The Hollywood Reporter “Please Like Me Star on How Family Mental Health Struggles Inspired His Show” by Aaron Couch on September 22, 2914 Making an autobiographical TV show can be dangerous for your personal relationships — but Australian comedian Josh Thomas has managed to use everything from his parents’ divorce to his mother’s struggles with mental health… Continue reading ‘THR’ on Show Inspired by a Family’s Mental Health Struggles
Jennifer and Lynda Lopez visit Montefiore to launch the Center for a Healthy Childhood BRONX, NY (June 1, 2014) Jennifer and Lynda Lopez, co-founders of the Lopez Family Foundation, and Montefiore Health System today launched the Center for a Healthy Childhood at Montefiore’s Community Health Fair. The new initiative between the Lopez Family Foundation and Montefiore… Continue reading Lopez Foundation and Montefiore Partnership Promotes Community Health
With showrunner Jason Katims’ raw storytelling and the passion and dedication of young actor Max Burkholder, the NBC drama has depicted a journey never before seen on network television, shedding light on life on the spectrum.
Autism Speaks, resource, advocacy and community “to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.