…According to an AP release by Sue Major Holmes, a University of New Mexico clinic in Albuquerque produced some telenovelas with health themes.
…The popular Mexican soap opera-format was tweaked by writers asked to bring in pitches. Some subjects worth addressing, they decided: prenatal care, diabetes, domestic violence, drug/alcohol abuse, and nutrition.
…Students are doing the shooting.
…In one, a man is beaten up by his girlfriend and comes to the ED, where they also offer to help him lose weight when they discover he has diabetes. After that, the couple gets counseling for domestic violence.
…The waits at some clinics are more than an hour—enough to get people hooked.