Big Oscar Winner: Health

 Julianne Moore used her spotlight to draw attention to Alzheimers' disease.

Julianne Moore used her spotlight to draw attention to Alzheimers' disease.

Storytelling is a powerful force for shaping public narratives about health and healthcare. Emboldening health storytellers educates the public about the core role health plays in our lives, draws attention to health causes, shapes policy decisions, and eventually builds a generation of stronger advocates for health.

Overcoming health challenges was a driving theme behind many Oscar performances in 2015, as younger generations are increasingly demanding more meaning and social good from their entertainment.

Oscar speeches followed this trend by drawing attention to many worthy health issues including: Alzheimers awareness, suicide prevention, racial equity, voting rights, incarceration, health IT, ALS, women’s rights — and yes, even toilets.

Watch the night's 7 "healthiest" winners