June 4, 2020 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
As stay-at-home recommendations continue in many cities across the country, and social distancing becomes the new norm for interacting, the focus on social isolation and loneliness has become almost mainstream. According to the NIH, these conditions have been linked to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s, and more. Health plans, providers, and CBOs have known the health impacts of social isolation and loneliness for some time. Given that, many efforts already underway to help those affected by these conditions. Hear about shifts in SDOH and population health initiatives to increase the focus on social isolation and loneliness, partnerships underway, and new innovations being developed to positively impact those suffering from these conditions.
- Describe the difference between social isolation and loneliness, and new statistics as to how many may be affected during this pandemic
- Discover what new areas of opportunity exist to connect community members to each other through the use of accessible technology platforms, communications, and low-cost tools
- Share examples of shifts in SDOH strategy or execution in response to COVID, such as virtual/telephonic efforts vs. in home, behavioral health initiatives, and more