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The Loneliness Epidemic - Rescheduled

Vivek Murthy

In 2017, former United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy embarked on a listening tour to determine what was ailing Americans. As he traveled the country, he found “people in pain across America” - not just physical pain, but deep emotional pain that is a manifestation of chronic stress. Poverty, discrimination and violence are negatively impacting people’s health, Dr. Murthy said. But so, too, are social isolation and loneliness. Despite living in the “most technologically connected age in human development,” people in this country are isolated and alone. The percentage of Americans who report being lonely - 40 percent - has doubled in a generation.

Dr. Murthy discusses his groundbreaking new book Together, which argues that underlying many of the most critical public health issues facing America today is an epidemic of loneliness. He offers viable and actionable solutions to this crisis.

Editor's Note: This event will now be held on May 7, 2020.


Wednesday, 05/06/20


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$30 General, $27 Members

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