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 […]
CHWs typically share the culture, language, socioeconomic status, and life experiences with the community members they serve.
This report reframes social isolation as a systemic, rather than individual, problem and offers five recommendations for creating more socially connected communities.