Spring 2009

Spreading the News

By Madeline Drexler
During the past year, more than 400 outreach groups and other organizations have convened thousands of events centered on the series. Nine states and 138 county public health departments have highlighted the film in public discussions and internal trainings. The film has been leveraged in health campaigns and programs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Service RELATED ARTICLE
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Employees International Union, the Isaiah/Gamaliel Foundation interfaith network, the Black Women’s Agenda, and scores of other groups. Several local PBS stations have produced companion TV shows alongside the national broadcast. Last year, the Alameda County (Calif.) Public Health Department published a comprehensive report on health inequities that borrowed the film’s title, “Life and Death from Unnatural Causes.”

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