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Wondering how you can help your community be connected? Check these resources to see what other researchers are studying and writing.

This mapping tool allows you to visualize measures of social isolation and loneliness in older adults in the United States. The tool integrates individual measures of social isolation at the state and county level including demographics, health and health behaviors, health care utilization, health system capacity and COVID-19 data.

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OCHIN, a nonprofit health care innovation center, is seeking to improve the ability to detect and address social isolation and loneliness through a project that funds social service resource locator pilots and the use of validated screening tools. The work is supported with funding from AARP Foundation.

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Hear tips from a man who spent a year alone in outer space.

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A study found participants of the Leveraging Exercise to Age in Place (LEAP) classes had a decrease in loneliness and an improvement in social connectedness.

This program was supported by a three-year grant from AARP Foundation.

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This report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults of all ages, to understand levels of social isolation during the pandemic, and to assess knowledge of how social isolation can impact a person's health.

Funded by AARP Foundation with the support of a grant from United Health Foundation.

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