The Science of Happiness, Health & Well-being during COVID-19
Even before COVID-19, one in five US adults reported feeling lonely or socially isolated. This pandemic, marked by increased calls for social and physical distancing, has put a spotlight on the impact of loneliness on an individual’s happiness, health and well-being and has led to increased calls for strategies to mitigate its effects.
- How loneliness and isolation are interconnected with social determinants, and how loneliness increases an individual's risk of heart disease and stroke
- The important role of social connectedness in improving happiness and the evidence illustrating the relationship between increased happiness and improved mental health
- A health plan’s commitment to supporting employees and members through increased outreach, stigma recognition and reduction, and free mental health counseling