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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.

Socially Connected Communities

By Risa Wilkerson on March 4th, 2021

Social isolation is not a personal choice or individual problem, but one that is rooted in community design, social norms, and systemic injustices. We must reshape our communities in ways that support meaningful social connection among residents, improve trust between neighbors, and strengthen an overall sense of belonging and community. Find resources and action steps you can take here.