Studying the relationship between social connectedness and health

Social connectedness and isolation affect health in many ways; yet researchers, human services professionals, and policy makers have not adequately addressed them as important remediable health determinants. This grant will support the development of two distinct but collaborative working groups -- one to study, test, and advocate for appropriate interventions and policies intended to enhance health through strategies that improve social connectedness and reduce social isolation; and one to focus on the etiology and mechanisms by which social connectedness and isolation interact with other social determinants to affect health. During this planning phase, the right collaborative structures, leaders, and members to carry out these activities, as well as options for the approaches to implementation, will be identified.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $699,311.00

Awarded on: 8/2/2001

Time frame: 8/1/2001 - 12/31/2002

Grant Number: 40460


Mind Brain Body and Health Initiative

Suite 2700
550 Frontage Road
Northfield, 60093-1259


Robert M. Rose
Project Director