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Social Isolation

May 12th #MacroSW Twitter Chat: Social Isolation

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

Social Isolation will be the discussion topic at this Thursday’s #MacroSW Twitter Chat. The chat will be co-hosted by Laurel Hitchcock (@laurelhitchcock) and AASWS (@AASWSWorg).

Social isolation is correlated with an array of negative health outcomes. It can happen at any age but is more common among older adults. Social isolation is a silent killer—as dangerous to health as smoking. According to a 2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study, social isolation was associated with a more than 25 percent likelihood of premature death. (Source)

You can find the entire chat announcement on the #MacroSW Twitter Chat blog. The chat will start at 9:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM PDT. Please share the announcement on you social media accounts.

About the Chats:

We are a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis.

Current Chat Partners:

Photo Credit: By ÁWá (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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