C7: Life is for living! Population based approaches can beat involuntary loneliness
Tuesday 21 June 2022 | 15:00-16:00
Stream: Population and Public Health
To have friends and a social context is a basic human need. The pandemic has raised the need to work across community and health care borders to reduce involuntary loneliness.
Join an interactive session that takes a population based approach to how we can beat involuntary loneliness. Meet the End Loneliness network, a national non-religious and politically independent non-profit association working to prevent loneliness and promote social well-being. Local examples of cross-sectional collaboration will be presented. Join the movement that beats involuntary loneliness!
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Enhance the ability to use health promoting and population based approaches to tackle the involuntary loneliness challenge
- Develop strategies for establishing cross-sectional networks
Jesper Ekberg, The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and Region Jönköping County; Sweden
Kerstin Thelander, Stop Involuntary Lonliness (NSOE); Sweden
Ejja Häman Aktell, Skellefteå municipality; Sweden
Elin Zetterberg; Sweden
Maria Pahlberg; Sweden