South Florida PBS Health Channel named a finalist in the 2023 Sharecare Awards - Health Channel

South Florida PBS Health Channel named a finalist in the 2023 Sharecare Awards

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June 8, 2023



Anabel Cardenas


South Florida PBS Health Channel named a finalist in the 2023 Sharecare Awards

South Florida PBS competes for Sharing Care Award, open for public voting through June 16, 2023

MIAMI, FL – June 8, 2023 – South Florida PBS’ Health Channel is named a finalist for its two original productions, “Finding Lost Memory” and “The Mental Health Crisis in Teenagers & Young Adults” in the Behavioral/Mental Health Category of the 2023 Sharecare Awards, which recognize best-in-class productions and programs that promote well-being and embody the spirit of “sharing care.”

Research Detectives, developed in partnership with The Werthheim UF Scripps Institute, takes a deep dive into the world of medical research. Hosted by Trace Dominguez, the show takes viewers on an immersive journey into the scientific process behind finding effective treatments for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Pressures brought on by the pandemic such as bullying, social media, addiction, and a host of other serious issues are threatening the health and lives of children, teenagers, and young adults. Many feel hopeless, but in Finding Hope: The Mental Health Crisis in Teenagers & Young Adults, esteemed medical experts from the National Alliance of Mental Illnesses (NAMI), along with a renowned pediatrician and faculty from Harvard Medical School for both children and adults, offer solutions, resources, and insights on how to combat this crisis.

“Finding Lost Memory” and “The Mental Health Crisis in Teenagers & Young Adults” are two of the 52 finalists in the fifth annual Sharecare Awards, now competing to win the special Sharing Care Award, conferred upon the entry which receives the most votes from the general public. Starting today, anyone can go to to vote for their favorite finalist in each category; only one vote may be cast per person, per category each day of the voting period, ending June 16, 2023.

“Each finalist was mindfully selected from hundreds of entries submitted across the 13 awards categories, and we congratulate South Florida PBS for emerging as two of the four selected for the Behavioral/Mental Health category,” said Donna Hill Howes, chief nursing officer of Sharecare. “Selected by our competition’s esteemed Academy of Judges, compromised of renowned experts in health and media, and their juries, South Florida PBS’ entry exemplifies the inspiring commitment to ‘sharing care’ that the Sharecare Awards seeks to elevate and honor.”

“It is an honor for South Florida PBS to have two original productions, Finding Lost Memory and The Mental Health Crisis in Teenagers & Young Adults, as finalists for the 2023 Sharecare awards in the category of Behavioral/Mental Health. These remarkable programs not only captivate audiences but also shed much-needed light on the paramount importance of mental health,” stated Dolores Fernandez Alonso, President and CEO for South Florida PBS.

Beginning in September, category finalists will be showcased and winners revealed across Sharecare’s social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Additionally, for the first time since the inaugural Sharecare Awards, the fifth annual competition will culminate with an in-person celebration on Monday, Oct. 9, when select winners, including recipients of the Sharing Care Award, Outstanding Foundation of the Year, and Person of the Year will be revealed live on Stage at HLTH 2023 in Las Vegas.

About South Florida PBS

South Florida PBS is Florida’s largest public media company, including Public Broadcasting stations WXEL-TV, serving the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast and WPBT2, serving Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and the Health Channel, the only 24/7 channel dedicated to health in the nation. Leading the way in this global society, South Florida PBS is committed to creating and presenting award-winning programs focused on kids, education, arts and culture, health, environment, science, and civic engagement.

About Sharecare

Sharecare is the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. The Sharecare platform provides each person – no matter where they are in their health journey – with a comprehensive and personalized health profile where they can dynamically and easily connect to the information, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need to live their healthiest, happiest and most productive lives. In addition to providing individual consumers with direct access to award-winning and innovative frictionless technologies, scientifically validated clinical protocols and best-in-class coaching tools, Sharecare also helps providers, employers and health plans effectively scale outcomes-based health and wellness solutions across their entire populations. To learn more, visit

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