Category Archives: Health

Discoveries: A Field Experiment Using Communication Technology for Healthier Eating

USC Annenberg Ph.D. students are intellectuals who seek to create and design innovative and theory-driven work. With the help of experts university-wide, they have been able to organize dissertations on notable topics. “Discoveries” is a story series highlighting their research. … Continue reading

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PBS NewsHour features story by Health Journalism Fellow

California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow Jason Kane produced a story for PBS NewsHour about health issues associated with malnutrition and the prevalence of “food insecurity” in Orange County. Read more about the entire fellowship project. Food insecurity is the term … Continue reading

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Grad student pens article for Marketplace

Alexandra Barker (M.A. Specialized Journalism) wrote a piece for Marketplace on how one disease is changing the way global restaurant chains serve shrimp. “Prices have soared to a 12-year high since a deadly illness called Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) swept … Continue reading

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Norman Lear Center to encourage TV shows to talk about Affordable Care Act

By Alex Reed Student Writer USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center recently received an 18-month, $500,000 grant for the Hollywood Health & Society program to encourage television writers and producers to incorporate information about the Affordable Care Act into show plot … Continue reading

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New Global Centers in Nigeria and India Partner with Hollywood for Social Impact

India’s Bollywood and Nigeria’s Nollywood film industries are leveraging the power of entertainment in an effort to prevent disease and improve the quality of life for the hundreds of millions of viewers of their TV shows and films. A two-year, … Continue reading

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The California Endowment Announces $500,000 Grant, Teams Up With Hollywood Health & Society For Obamacare Outreach And Education

Los Angeles, Calif. (October 8, 2013) – The California Endowment announced today a $500,000 grant for Obamacare education to Hollywood Health & Society, a program at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center that provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and … Continue reading

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India trip marks public launch of global center in Bollywood for Annenberg Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington and HH&S program administrator Chris Dzialo recently traveled to India for the public launch of its global center called The Third Eye, bringing in local writers for a series of panels, … Continue reading

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Sheila Murphy uses narrative approach to promote cancer awareness

USC Annenberg Profesor Sheila Murphy was featured by the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute for using a narrative approach to inform women of cervical cancer risks. With USC Keck Professor Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Murphy “compared two short films containing the … Continue reading

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CHCF Center for Health Reporting releases new ‘Ask Emily’

USC Annenberg’s California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting released Tuesday the latest installment of “Ask Emily,” the bi-weekly column written by Senior Writer Emily Bazar that answers community questions about the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. The piece … Continue reading

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NPR runs story from USC Annenberg Reporting on Health Collaborative

By Alex Reed Student Writer On May 13, NPR ran a story by Rebecca Plevin of KPVR and the USC Annenberg Reporting on Health Collaborative. The story addresses the mysterious spike in cases of Valley Fever in California and Arizona. … Continue reading

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