Resource: U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection

This advisory (PDF, 82 pages) emphasizes the important role that social connection plays in individual, community, and societal health. It offers recommendations for increasing and strengthening social connection through a whole-of-society approach. The advisory presents a framework for a national strategy to improve social connection with specific recommendations for the institutions that shape our day-to-day lives: governments, health care systems and insurers, public health departments, research institutions, philanthropy, schools, workplaces, community-based organizations, technology companies, and the media. Learn more.