Donna Matrazzo - The Writing Works

Portfolio: Health and Medicine

Changing the Face of Medicine series
Project. Changing the Face of Medicine series
Client. National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Washington, DC

Created to interest female students into the field of medicine, this interactive project features short film pieces telling the remarkable stories of dozens of prominent women physicians, both historic and contemporary.
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Doctor’s Orders: Get Out and Play
Project. Doctor’s Orders: Get Out and Play
Client. The Intertwine Alliance

An Alliance web feature story about Rx Play, an innovative program of pediatricians, parks and health care providers working together to get kids up and moving.
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Health Disparities: Narrowing the Gap
Project. Health Disparities: Narrowing the Gap
Client. Washington State Academy of Sciences

Executive Summary and synopses of scientists' symposium presentations that share data revealing there is much to be done to reduce disparities, achieve social justice, and improve health care for all. 58 pages.
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Safety: Isn't It Worth It? /Starring Jack Klugman
Project. Safety: Isn't It Worth It? /Starring Jack Klugman
Client. Fisher Scientific Company

A science laboratory can be a dangerous and even deadly place. Jack Klugman hosts this film, which points out everyday potential hazards and dramatically depicts some of the consequences.
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Health Care: Personal Action Series
Project. Health Care: Personal Action Series
Client. American Dietetic Association

A series of films including: High Energy Eating, Eating on the Run, Healthy Eating for the Whole Family, Healthy Weight, Healthy You, Nutrition at the Supermarket, Quick and Easy Lowfat Meals, Herbs and Spices/Salt Alternative, Kids, Cholesterol and Weight
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Occupational Hazards of the PACU
Project. Occupational Hazards of the PACU
Client. Advanced Warming Systems, Lubbock, TX

A thought-provoking film for nurses about the high-risk environment of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, where contagious diseases can be readily transmitted. Health care workers have contracted TB in increasing numbers and some have died.
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A Day in the Life of a Simply Better Company/Narrated by Patrick Stewart
Project. A Day in the Life of a Simply Better Company/Narrated by Patrick Stewart
Client. SmithKline Beecham

Test results both routine and life-and-death are part of the dramas that revolve around SKB products on a daily basis. Scenes shot all in a single day by film crews around the world - Auckland, Philadelphia, Japan, London, Taipei, Dusseldorf and more -- give a sampling of the global role the company plays in people's lives and health.
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Heart to Heart: Your Surgery at St. Vincent Hospital
Project. Heart to Heart: Your Surgery at St. Vincent Hospital
Client. St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, Oregon

A film shown to all open heart surgery patients and their families on the hospital's in-house cardiac TV channel. It was designed to alleviate fear and anxiety by providing information about what to expect before and after surgery.
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Liquid Gold: The Gift of Donating Blood
Project. Liquid Gold: The Gift of Donating Blood
Client. U.S. Bancorp, American Red Cross

Originally created for the bank's blood drive, this piece won first place in the American Red Cross media competition and copies were distributed to every Red Cross facility in the country.
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Fact Sheets for Water Utilities
Project. Fact Sheets for Water Utilities
Client. Water Research Foundation

WRF’s web Knowledge Portal features a series of Fact Sheets on topics important to water utilities. “Lead and Copper” focuses on the physical and mental health effects of these contaminants.
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