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Social Weather is a new initiative of the Barnes Family Foundation, in partnership with University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, that seeks to identify and develop tools, resources, and data to assess, measure, and intervene to improve community well-being.

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New Zealand case study shows mental wellbeing benefits from social engagement

Strong social connectedness is proven to positively impact a person’s health and well-being, while weaker social connectedness often leads to ...
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Social Weather commentary piece published in Think Global Health

Members of the Social Weather team recently authored a commentary piece that was published in Think Global Health. In it, ...
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New York based initiative utilizes public spaces for social connection

The design of New York City’s built environment has created an abundance of social isolation and crime over the years ...
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Funding data disaggregation is essential to furthering health equity

Data disaggregation is an imperative focus in the mission to achieve health equity in the research community. Disaggregating data creates ...
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Latest Tweets

Are you a "weaver" in your community? @nytdavidbrooks shares how one individual can make a big impact on the social fabric of their community. Listen now to the latest #HouseCallswithVivekMurthy.

BREAKING NEWS: Research for the latest World Happiness Report, published today on #InternationalDayofHappiness, shows a remarkable resilience in global #wellbeing in spite of multiple crises including the COVID-19 pandemic.🌎🌍🌏

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Can the story of your community’s work inspire others to take action and create a healthier future for generations to come? @RWJF’s #CultureOfHealthPrize is celebrating communities bringing forward joy and growth for a new future. Apply today.

"These weak ties can cultivate a sense of belonging, provide bursts of positive energy, motivate us to engage in activities, and expose us to new information and opportunities." Read more:

According to the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011–2021, young people are experiencing a level of trauma and distress that requires action.

View the full report and actions.

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