Tag Archives: Socially Connected Communities

Three Ways Public Libraries Support Socially Connected Communities

By Noah Lenstra on April 5th, 2022

You may be surprised to learn that libraries‚ÄĒand librarians‚ÄĒplay an expansive role in building community and supporting health that goes well beyond their well-earned reputation for providing access to information. Read our latest blog from guest author, Noah Lenstra, for more.

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

By Olivia Little on November 10th, 2021

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.

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

By Risa Wilkerson on September 29th, 2021

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.

Supportive Housing Environments Build Community

By Risa Wilkerson on July 28th, 2021

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

Prioritize Social Connections in Transportation Systems

By Risa Wilkerson on May 5th, 2021

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

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, […]

Niagara Falls Is Creating Health through Social Connection and Trust

By Phil Bors on November 17th, 2020

A committed group of residents has been quietly building trust in the City of Niagara Falls since 2015.

Social Connection in the Time of COVID-19

By Risa Wilkerson on March 24th, 2020

To start, let‚Äôs call it ‚Äúphysical distancing‚ÄĚ instead of “social distancing.” Social connections will prove more vital than ever in the absence of physical gathering places, and there are abundant opportunities to be social even with physical distancing in place.