Academic community based partnerships are a vital tool in bridging theory and practice and keeping the work real!

Social isolation is a central theme addressed throughout all of the 40 programs provided by Jewish Family & Children’s Service. We are a social impact organization serving more than 17,000 people of all ages each year in 250 Massachusetts communities. Our work focuses on the importance of building and maintaining connections that foster the health and well-being of individuals and families.

We have been delighted to partner with the Boston College Hartford Center of Excellence in spotlighting the issue of social isolation. Through collaborative conversations that focus on translating research into practice, JF&CS and Boston College Hartford Center of Excellence have explored the ways in which JF&CS addresses social isolation, particularly among older adults. As a result of these conversations, JF&CS has incorporated tools that help target and measure social isolation at the individual level.

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