Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This advisory calls attention to the importance of social connection for individual health as well as on community-wide metrics of health and well-being, and, conversely, the significant consequences when social connection is lacking. The advisory presents a framework for a national strategy with specific recommendations for the institutions that shape our day-to-day lives.

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