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Radio / TV / Film Award National Academy of Sciences & Institute of Medicine,
Henry Hampton Award
Leadership in Journalism
"Riveting…" – USA Today
"Instructive, informative, depressing and occasionally infuriating."
– New York Daily News
"Provides dramatic evidence that we need new prescriptions… "
– Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General
"An extraordinary series…"
– Sarah Olson, Health Promotion Practice
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UNNATURAL CAUSES is the acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS and now used by thousands of organizations around the country to tackle the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health.
In Sickness and In Wealth (56 min.) How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health?
Bad Sugar (29 min.) What are the connections between diabetes, oppression, and empowerment in two Native American communities?
Place Matters (29 min.) Why is your street address such a strong predictor of your health? (This episode is available as a stand-alone DVD with English, Lao, Hmong, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese audio, as well as English and Mandarin subtitles.)
Collateral Damage (29 min.) How do Marshall Islanders pay for globalization and U.S. military policy with their health?
Not Just a Paycheck (30 min.) Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden?
The entire Unnatural Causes series is available on DVD in English, with Spanish audio as well as English and Spanish subtitle options. To buy the DVD click here.
The "Place Matters" episode is available on a stand-alone DVD with English, Lao, Hmong, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese audio, as well as English and Mandarin subtitles. To buy this DVD click here.