Each June, alongside our partners at the Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection (GILC), Marmalade Trust, and Humana’s Far From Alone, we activate local communities, policymakers, and innovators to share resources, identify areas of collaboration, and educate the public on the importance of belonging and resiliency. We mobilize relationships across the globe to elevate awareness of the crisis worldwide.
This year, the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness was excited to host Connections at the Capitol on June 13th in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. During this event, we heard from prominent thought leaders, change-makers, and advocates about current efforts to foster belonging and resiliency among our most vulnerable populations.
Scroll down to learn about the 2022 Global Loneliness Awareness Week event, featuring a conversation with Today correspondent, Jenna Bush Hager, and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. Audience members heard from premier thought leaders, change agents, and advocates about the value of social connection and how to ensure all people have a sense of belonging.
Co-Host, Today Show with Jenna and Hoda
CEO & Co-Founder, Eventbrite
U.S. Surgeon General
Founder & President, Foundation for Art and Healing
SAC Vice Chair and Professor of Medicine
Senior Vice President of Enterprise Clinical Strategy & Quality
U.S. Senator, D-MN