Designing & Evaluating Interventions for Impact
In partnership with the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness
Are you interested in measuring social connection, social isolation, or loneliness in your work? Whether it is to evaluate the impact of your interventions or screen patients, there are a wide range of tools available to measure these concepts. Check out our Social Connection Measurement Tools Inventory below for information on 55+ measures, including target demographics, methods of measurement, research on psychometric properties, and more!
There are three main functionalities you can use to narrow down your search for tools in the inventory: filter, group, and sort. Read about the functionalities below.
Do you know of a tool to measure social connection, social isolation, or loneliness that is not currently in this inventory? Have you created a new tool and want to share it with the field? Are there any data gaps that you can fill in or edits you would recommend making to the tools included? Please fill out the form below to help make the inventory more accurate and comprehensive. Your response will be reviewed and approved by our team.
In Summer 2023, the Foundation for Social Connection partnered with the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness to create a fellowship project dedicated to assessing the landscape of social connection measurement tools. Through using key terms to identify tools, compiling them in Airtable, and categorizing them based on various characteristics, 2023 Social Connectedness Fellow Prachir Pasricha created an inventory that can be used by practitioners, researchers, and other groups looking to measure social isolation, loneliness, and social connection.
This research was complemented by engaging with practitioners and researchers – helping paint a picture of common measurement challenges faced by the various stakeholders that use these tools. These include:
To read the full report, including our recommendations and additional resources to address these challenges, click the button below.
Want to share the inventory? Fill out the form below to access our toolkit for embedding the inventory on your website and posting to your networks.