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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
How Networks Helped Foster the American Revolution
Human beings have been creating, joining, and relying on networks since the beginning of our species. Research from an international group of academics found that early humans living in the area of what is now known as Sunghir – a famed archeological site in Russia
NEW: PARTNER CPRM Interface Update and HIPAA Upgrades
As we finish Quarter Two of 2022 our Product and Technology Teams are excited to release several major updates and upgrades to both the PARTNER CPRM and PARTNERme. This includes new improvements to a greater level of HIPAA Compliance and a completely rebuilt user workflow
How a NYC Charity Built a Network of Help in the Early Days of the AIDS Epidemic
Throughout PRIDE month, and all year, we at Visible Network Labs honor, celebrate, and recognize LGBTQ+ icons, allies, and those in our communities who helped make the world a more open and welcoming place for all. It is important to remember that so many have
5 Tips on Network Management from our Data Science Team
Network managment can be an imperfect science: Unlike typical hierarchical organizations, a network is horizontal, with few formal mechanisms for accountability through control. Network leaders have to rely on more abstract ideas like trust and mission alignment to keep their partners accountable, engaged, and committed
Social Isolation and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?
Social isolation is a serious condition that causes a range of negative impacts on health and well-being. For example, studies have found that being isolated from others is comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day. However, it also impacts our mental and behavioral health. Specifically,
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,
Introduction to Social Connectedness: What Is It?
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
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
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