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.
A roundup of resources that help practitioners and community leaders ensure that community change processes are equitable and therefore more likely to result in equitable outcomes.
Announcing our upcoming report, Socially Connected Communities: Solutions to Social Isolation
Inspired by his mom, this young leader is working to transform Leadville, CO
Inspirado por su madre, un líder joven trabajando en trasformar a Leadville, CO
Earlier this month, in “Mending Divided Communities with the Thread of Social Trust,” I wrote that “No matter what we’re working on—racial justice, poverty, COVID relief, or any other issue that affects community health—the only way to solve those problems is through collaboration.” We know that collaborative, community-led, place-based initiatives often build trusting relationships between […]
A committed group of residents has been quietly building trust in the City of Niagara Falls since 2015.
For those of us who believe that the Biden/Harris ticket represents a hopeful shift to decency and fairness, the results of this election bring joy—albeit tempered joy. We are still a nation divided. In his first address as president-elect, Biden appealed to unity, asking Americans to “give each other a chance” rather than viewing their […]