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Connecting People with Resources That Help Fight Social Isolation and Loneliness

Social isolation is an epidemic that poses serious health risks affecting millions of people in the United States.

To address this growing public health issue, the Administration for Community Living, in partnership with the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, established a cross-sector initiative, coordinated by USAging, to reach people who are socially isolated. The aim of the collaboration is to connect people living with isolation with programs and resources to build the social connections they need to thrive.

Strategy

  • Increase awareness and availability of programs and strategies that address social isolation and loneliness and grow social connections
  • Build and strengthen collaboration with current and potential partners to leverage our collective efforts, resources, innovations and activities to increase social connections in the U.S.

Commit to Connect is funded primarily by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, with additional funding support from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.

Become a Champion

Commit to Connect Champions are self-identified leaders and innovators at the local, state and national levels who are dedicated to ending social isolation and loneliness. The Nationwide Network of Champions (NNOC) uses an online portal where Champions can connect, share their questions, learnings, resources and perspectives.  

Join an Upcoming Event

Join Commit to Connect and engAGED on Thursday, June 27, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm ET for a webinar and Office Hours call on advancing social connection through creative expression and art.

Recent Resources & Research

Funding for this initiative was made possible by contract no. HHSP233201500088I from ACL.  The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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