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Design Inclusive Public Spaces to Strengthen Social Connections

By Risa Wilkerson on March 23rd, 2021

People living in socially connected communities are more likely to thrive because they feel safe, welcome, and trust each other and their government. Trusting, meaningful relationships enhance our mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being. In fact, strong social connections and networks can boost a person’s lifespan by 50 percent.1 Imagine a socially connected community […]

Community Health Workers Are Essential for Equitable, Thriving Communities

By Joanne Lee on March 10th, 2021

CHWs typically share the culture, language, socioeconomic status, and life experiences with the community members they serve.

New Report: Socially Connected Communities

By Risa Wilkerson on March 4th, 2021

This report reframes social isolation as a systemic, rather than individual, problem and offers five recommendations for creating more socially connected communities.