Social Care Resources
Our Resource Library contains dozens of articles, infographics, and webinars related to mapping, measuring, and strengthening social connectedness to improve health and well-being. Start by searching for a topic of interest or read our Intro Guide below.
Social connectedness is a difficult concept to describe in one sentence. Generally speaking, it is the experience of belonging to a social community or network – a feeling of being supported and connected to others who provide value and meaning in your life. Social connectedness
While most providers, social workers, and other helping professionals now realize the importance of social support and care, few have the information, data, tools, and resources required to make an impact on those they serve. We need better ways to screen for social needs, analyze
To address wicked problems like social isolation and social need, we need to take network approaches that leverage coalitions of community partners to achieve collective impact. However, without some kind of data to guide your efforts, this work can be difficult to achieve any significant
On July 27th, 2022, our Strengthening Social Connectedness in Rural Communities webinar was live-streamed, and it was hosted by Visible Network Labs’ (VNL) Founder and CEO, Dr. Danielle Varda. We were grateful to be joined by three expert panelists involved in the day-to-day work of
Rural communities are full of social connections. Everyone seems to know everyone and is willing to help at a moment’s notice. However, despite this personal resilience, rural communities also face greater challenges related to transportation, internet access, and social services and resources. A number of
On May 25th, 2022, our Strengthening Social Connectedness Among Veterans webinar went live. Social connectedness plays an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans. From physical health and wellness to mental health issues like depression, PTSD or suicide, providing strong social support is
Social connectedness plays an important role in the health and well-being of veterans. From physical health and wellness to mental health issues like depression, PTSD or suicide, providing strong social support is a demonstrated way to improve outcomes across the board. However, despite the evidence,
Last week, the April installment of 2022 Social Connectedness Webinar Series went live! We were fortunate to be joined by our three panelists, who are individuals performing invigorating work in the field with young people: Daniel Martinez Jr, MSW, Assistant Youth Programs Manager at the
Humans are intrinsically social; Social connection builds trust, it dictates where we go, who we talk to, and our interactions strongly affect our mental state. Connections and the networks have been essential to survival and happiness from the beginning of human existence. As technology, entertainment,
Social connectedness is a major factor in a young person’s development and growth. From the moment we are first born, we are dependent on a network of social support, including parents, siblings, neighbors, family, and friends. These individuals and organizations serve as mentors and peers,
In our Social Support Research Fellowship – a partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation – we worked with four youth fellows to help us understand how young people think about and leverage social connectedness in their lives. Social support is a critically important determinant
Visible Network Labs is proud to announce its support and endorsement of the Social Determinants Accelerator Act (H.R. 2503/S. 3039) This Act, which was re-introduced in 2021 by Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, will make $25 million available to local, state, and tribal governments looking to
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