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Loneliness & Social Isolation Policy Brief

Policy Brief
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Loneliness and social isolation are two social determinants of health that can have negative impacts on people of all ages. Loneliness refers to the quality of relationships within a person’s network and their sense of belonging and social support, while social isolation refers to the quantity and structure of a person’s social network, contacts and participation in social activities.

In 2016, Humana committed to helping clinicians identify and address loneliness and social isolation because of the negative impact these determinants had on Healthy Days of the Medicare Advantage (MA) population. Read about our work in this policy brief.