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By: Risa Wilkerson | 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.

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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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4.22.21

A Fresh Start for Mid 2021 (or New Year’s Resolution for Procrastinators)

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4.16.21

Advancing Equity in Communities: A Conversation with Kitty Hsu Dana

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3.23.21

Design Inclusive Public Spaces to Strengthen Social Connections

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3.10.21

Community Health Workers Are Essential for Equitable, Thriving Communities

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

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2.17.21

Equitable Processes Lead to More Equitable Outcomes

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2.10.21

Socially Connected Communities: Solutions to Social Isolation

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12.9.20

A Conversation with Brayhan Reveles

Inspired by his mom, this young leader is working to transform Leadville, CO

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