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Looking for ways to connect with peers across the nation who are interested in reducing social isolation and loneliness? Commit to Connect webinars include an expert speaker or program example, with time for Q&A between speakers and participants. Commit to Connect also facilitates virtual Office Hours. These networking opportunities are open forums for discussion, ensuring participants can connect with others, share ideas, and learn from each other.

Upcoming Events

Annual National Summit to Increase Social Connections

Join Commit to Connect and engAGED at our annual National Summit to Increase Social Connections. The virtual conference will take place on May 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM ET and May 15 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM ET. 

Former Events

Strengthening Social Connection in Housing Communities: Innovative Approaches (April 30, 2024)

  • Organizations: American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC), Front Porch, and Our Stomping Ground
  • The slides are available here

Commit to Connect Office Hours: Advancing Social Connection as a Public Health Priority (March 19, 2024)

Promoting Social Connection Among Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS (February 27, 2024)

  • Organizations: Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, Detroit Area Agency on Aging, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • The slides are available here

Commit to Connect Office Hours: Intergenerational Engagement (January 30, 2024)

No Wrong Door Virginia’s Social Health Connector Platform (December 13, 2023)

  • Organizations: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia 2-1-1, and United Way Worldwide
  • The slides are available here
  • Find more information on the Social Health Connector and the Administration for Community Living’s MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge

Innovative Volunteer Models to Promote Social Connection (August 1, 2023)

  • Organizations: Give 5 program, SAGE, and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
  • The slides are available here

State-Level Leadership in Promoting Social Connection (June 15, 2023)

  • Organizations: ADvancing States, Georgia Department of Human Services, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • The slides are available here

Supporting Independence and Inclusion through a Community Participation Measure: A University and CIL Collaboration (April 21, 2023)

Commit to Connect Office Hours: Outreach and Social Engagement (April 19, 2023)

Commit to Connect Office Hours: Technology and Social Engagement (February 23, 2023)

Navigating the Nationwide Network of Champions (January 26, 2023)

  • Organizations: Administration for Community Living and USAging

2023 engAGED and Commit to Connect: Social Engagement Virtual Summit

engAGED and Commit to Connect hosted a two-day Virtual Summit that took place May 9 and 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm ET. The Virtual Summit brought together nearly 800 national, state, and local leaders for interactive sessions highlighting the latest research, innovative programs, tools, and resources for the aging and disability networks. The Virtual Summit highlighted the topics of social engagement in rural communities and supporting the social connectedness needs of family caregivers. View recordings and slides from the Summit to learn about creative solutions, spurring ideas for replication in your community! 

To find the Virtual Summit recordings and slides, a brief agenda for each day and speaker profiles, please visit the Virtual Summit webpage. Watch a video message from the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy, below.

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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