December 04, 2023
The federal government has launched a new initiative to help Americans combat an epidemic of loneliness and isolation.
Today, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy announced the launch of the “5-for-5 Connection Challenge,” calling on Americans to take five actions over five days to build more connection in their lives. The challenge follows a recent surgeon general’s advisory that focused on our growing epidemic of loneliness and social isolation.
“Our relationships are foundational to our health and well-being, but nearly one in two adults experience measurable levels of loneliness,” Murthy said. “People across the country often tell me that they want to find tangible ways to better connect with the people in their lives, which is why I am issuing a national 5-for-5 Connection Challenge.”
Here’s what you need to know:
To learn more about the challenge, visit the official challenge webpage. A connection challenge toolkit also is available.
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