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The Silent Public Health Crisis Congress Can’t Afford to Ignore

Coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic and stemming from the recent U.S. Surgeon General’s advisories mental health, social isolation and the effects of social media, Americans are coming to grips with the real-world causes leading to social isolation. Congress can no longer afford to ignore this silent healthcare crisis.

During Global Loneliness Awareness Week, we are calling on Congress to act now — before it’s too late.

Learn about the causes, impact, solutions and simple bipartisan steps Congress can take to help support those suffering from social isolation and loneliness in the below guest opinion piece in The Messenger by Heatlhsperien’s own Andrew MacPherson.

In the piece, Andrew writes:

“The movement to address social isolation and loneliness has begun in public and private health care arenas, and policymakers have shown they can work together to address this problem. Lawmakers now have an opportunity to pass federal legislation that reflects the enormous support of stakeholders in the health care industry. “

Read the Opinion piece here

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