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New Report: Socially Connected Communities

By: Risa Wilkerson | 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.

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11.17.21

Traditions make us—but let’s not let them break us: How reexamining our rituals can make stronger families and communities

Big meals, family gatherings, tip toeing around certain topics…the holiday season is upon us! Do you know all the origin stories around the rituals and traditions you share in your family? What about the rituals and traditions in your community? It might be time to think about the purpose of why we do the things we do.

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11.10.21

Our Shared Humanity Is the Foundation for Cohesive, Resilient, and Equitable Communities

We must strengthen our social fabric using a shared humanity approach if we want to create sustained and equitable community change. Our colleague Olivia Little shares three diverse community examples that illustrate how this can be done.

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10.20.21

Creating Health and Equity in Rural Communities

Read this blog to learn about rural health and equity challenges, opportunities, and three promising examples for advancing social connection, physical activity spaces, and access to food and nutrition security.

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9.29.21

Creating Global Strategies for Social Connections: A Conversation with Edward Garcia

How do we link global strategies to create a socially connected world? Our Executive Director, Risa Wilkerson, recently spoke with Eddie Garcia, a partner at Healthsperien, about ways we can weave together local, state, national, and global efforts for social wellbeing.

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9.23.21

Planting and nourishing the seeds for change: HCCC teams are excelling at community engagement and spurring multisector partnership gains

Note: This article is cross-posted on APHA’s Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge Communities4Health blog and Healthy Places by Design’s blog.

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8.18.21

Advancing Equity by Breaking Down Data in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Populations

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8.11.21

Reflections on the Adventures of Leadership: An Interview with Risa Wilkerson

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7.28.21

Supportive Housing Environments Build Community

Housing environments not only affect health and safety, but also create opportunities for connection with neighbors and community members.

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7.14.21

Robert David on Collaboration versus Partnership

In true collaboration you should feel just as much of the warmth from the sun as any other partner.

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6.23.21

A Model for Successful Engagement and Support through Virtual Connections

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6.16.21

Communities Rising to the Challenge: Coming Together, Reflecting on an Uncertain Year

Note: This article is cross-posted on APHA’s Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge Communities4Health blog and Healthy Places by Design’s blog.

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5.5.21

Prioritize Social Connections in Transportation Systems

Our transportation system can help to initiate conversations and strengthen social connections. Read our latest blog for three ideas you can use.

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