CIHF: Thriving in Isolation: Health and Human Connection
October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The pandemic has created a “new normal” of remote living, with many of us forced to shift from in-person interactions to online and virtual experiences. This change has provoked heightened feelings of loneliness, disengagement, and social isolation – challenges that disproportionately affect vulnerable and marginalized communities. As we navigate through this transition, we can still create equitable and inclusive spaces, both at work and at home, through thoughtfulness and intentional action.
Sponsored by the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures in collaboration with the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, this session will highlight academic research and industry practices to deepen the understanding of diverse employee needs and strategies for boosting our capacities to thrive in isolation.
Join this live interactive panel event on utilizing health, hospitality, and design to reframe human connection, share our humanity, and promote inclusion.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How to thoughtfully address loneliness and social isolation in the era of COVID-19
- Why social health matters and what you can do to cultivate change
- How the design of our spaces can foster social interaction, diversity, civic pride, and even political involvement
- What current empirical research can teach us about isolation, loneliness, and effective coping methods
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