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Transforming Communities Through Social Connectedness
April 19 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a in depth panel discussion on how we can address social determinants of health through social connectedness.
The Healthy People 2030 Goal to “Increase Social and Community Support” is one of the most important, yet underappreciated influencers of health and wellness across the life span. Social and Community Context refers to the relationships and interactions with family, friends, co-workers, and community members. Healthy communities are ones where people get the social support they need in the places where they live, work, learn, and play.
Many community members face challenges and dangers they can’t control — like unsafe neighborhoods, discrimination, or trouble affording the things they need. This can have a negative impact on health and safety throughout life.
Positive relationships at home, at work, and in the community can help reduce these negative impacts. Interventions to help people get the social and community support they need are critical for improving health and well-being.