Public Health Suits Up for the Super Bowl

The American Public Health Association links global public health with the upcoming Super Bowl. Check out their interview with former NFL player Madieu Williams on his foundation to improve education, health and fitness for underprivileged children in the U.S. and Sierra Leone. A recent achievement of the Madieu Williams Foundation was a successful Ebola Relief… Continue reading Public Health Suits Up for the Super Bowl

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.

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

Creating a Classical Music (and Message) Wow with Water

Christopher Tin is an amazing classical music composer. Listening to a few minutes of his latest album, The Drop That Contained the Sea, inspired me to close my eyes and soak in the majesty of his music and the cultures represented by the different voices. Reading and hearing more about this album and his message… Continue reading Creating a Classical Music (and Message) Wow with Water

“The 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, May 22, raised a record $35 million for amfAR. The star-studded black-tie event was presented by Worldview Entertainment, Bold Films, and BVLGARI.”

(source: copied from amfAR’s web page, Cinema Against AIDS 2014, )

Cinema Against AIDS 2014 (credit: amfAR)

Film Shines Light on Mental Health Stories Around the Globe

One aspect of my public health training that I value highly is an appreciation and respect for a global perspective. As different as we can be, we are also all the same. We laugh. We cry. We suffer. We help each other. Films like Hidden Pictures: a personal journey into global mental health by Delaney… Continue reading Film Shines Light on Mental Health Stories Around the Globe

Top 10 Tuesday: Sculpting to the Heart of the Matter

Sculptures amaze me. Before there were 3-D movies, people created 3-D images with clay, wood, stone and whatever other materials were at hand. Sometimes these images are realistic and sometimes they are fanciful. Similarly, matters of the heart can be as real as a heart attack and as fanciful as love. It seems fitting that… Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: Sculpting to the Heart of the Matter

Featuring the Population Media Center

(image credit: The Population Media Center’s website, 11/1/13) What an awesome organization: Population Media Center, Acting for Change ! Their mission: Population Media Center (PMC) strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world through the use of entertainment-education strategies, like serialized dramas on radio and television, in which characters evolve into… Continue reading Featuring the Population Media Center

Hooray for Environmental Health…and the EMA!

Can I pick’em or what? Today, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) announced that Matt Damon (actor, screenwriter, producer and more) will receive their Ongoing Commitment Award for his work with Water.org at the 23rd Annual EMA Awards ceremony. As you might recall…or are soon to find out, I recognized Damon’s water work in a post… Continue reading Hooray for Environmental Health…and the EMA!