Social Connectedness Blog
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We create our social connectedness blog to help our users understand network concepts, metrics and ideas. Some examples include social isolation and loneliness, the effects of adverse connectedness, communication, facilitation, trust and power. We’re always adding new social connectedness blogs too – check back regularly!
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Rural Healthcare Delivery
I wanted to talk a little about why I think rural healthcare delivery is important, and why it matters to me. This is my hometown, Missoula, Montana. Growing up, my dad was the only pediatric cardiologist for western Montana. Western Montana is about the size
Webinar Recap: Strengthening Social Connectedness in Rural Communities
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
Webinar Recap: Strengthening Social Connectedness Among Veterans
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
Webinar Recap: Programs to Strengthen Social Connectedness Among Young People
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
Seven Books on Social Connection
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,
Our Endorsement of the Social Determinants Accelerator Act (H.R. 2503/S. 3039)
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
Spotlight & Webinar Recap: Our Social Support Fellowship
On March 30th, 2022, our Understanding Social Connectedness Among Young Adults webinar went live. In addition to our founder and CEO, Dr. Danielle Varda and our Network Data Scientist, Dr. Rose Y. Hardy, we were fortunate to be joined by our three outstanding Social Support
Social Prescribing in The USA: On the Rise?
What is social prescribing? What if, when a patient went to their health care provider for an ailment like depression, their provider not only offered pharmaceutical and clinical solutions, but asked about their interests and passions? And, after a person-centered discussion, the provider recommended and
Social Isolation: 37 Quotes
Social Isolation is complex. For some, it is self imposed, a choice: a way to find motivation, creativity, and clear the mind. These people can rejoin their social connections whenever they choose, and are likely socially stimulated to the point that they need solitude, not
Four Women Who Bridged Cultures and Increased Connectedness
In honoring International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we shine a light on four Women who have increased connectedness amongst us. From sharing their recipes and culture, displaying incredible courage, to showing others great empathy and not letting anything stop their creativity, these Women
Webinar Recap: Strengthening Social Connectedness Among Older Adults
Last month, the February installment of our 2022 webinar series, titled Strengthening Social Connectedness Among Older Adults, went live! We were fortunate to be joined by some experts doing work in the field: Morgan McDonald, Community Resource Navigator at The Center for African American Health,
The Kickoff of Our 2022 Strengthening Social Connectedness Webinar Series Was a Success!
In the first installment of our 2022 Strengthening Social Connectedness Webinar Series, titled Social Connectedness: Creating Clarity on Key Concepts, our Founder & CEO, Dr. Danielle Varda, along with Dr. Rose Y. Hardy, our Network Data Scientist, provided answers and insight into some foundational and
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