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?)
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
Last week, I was excited to read a story in the AP by Derrick Lang titled “For Gamers, Combating Online Abuse Not Easy.” To be clear, I am not happy about the fact that people are dealing with bullying and abuse in online gaming environments. I am excited to see folks taking advantage of popular events to talk… Continue reading Penny Arcade Expo Gives Way More than Two Cents On Online Bullying
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
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
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If you are looking for a way to burn some calories, have some fun and get close (literally) to a partner, try salsa dancing. Many communities offer opportunities for people of varying skills (from “I thought salsa was served with chips” to professional performers/competitors) and ages to learn and put their moves in to practice… Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to Salsa!!
End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit, London 2014 “Angelina Jolie: Rape in war is not inevitable, shame is on the aggressor” in CNN World, June 11, 2014 “Violence against women: By the numbers” in CNN World, June 10, 2014
Now that summer is here (or, according to the summer solstice, almost here), don’t let your summer break lull you into a break from safety practices. Doing what you can to prevent accidents or immediate and long-term health issues can help you have the most fun and least stressful summer ever! The Centers for Disease… Continue reading Here’s to a Fun and Safe Summer!
These days, I watch my favorite TV shows with the remote control well within reach. I “forward” through commercials and some of the content so fast that I miss some interesting stuff. For example, I missed a fun and healthy project sponsored by the Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) television show on ABC and Walgreens.… Continue reading DWTS and Walgreens Form a Winning Dance Partnership