Social Connectedness 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.

introduction to social connectedness
Blogs

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

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Seven Books on Social Connection
Blogs

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,

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Spotlight & Webinar Recap
Blogs

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

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Social Prescribing in The USA
Blogs

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

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Social Isolation
Blogs

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

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Connectedness
Blogs

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

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social isolation vs loneliness
Infographics

Social Isolation vs Loneliness: An Infographic Explainer

Social isolation and loneliness appear a lot in the news these days. Following the past two years of quarantines and social distancing, these twin concerns are now a major priority for governments, mental health providers, and others in a number of sectors. However, there are

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