Emotional Well-Being

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Promoting Social and Emotional Health

Experiencing stress, isolation, loss, or systemic social inequities is harmful to the health of Americans. Improving emotional well-being, social connectedness, and resiliency through research-based health promotion and prevention programs is critical to population health.

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Coping with Stress

Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful and overwhelming. Learn how to cope with stress.

Social Connectedness

Social Connectedness

High-quality relationships can help people live longer, healthier lives.

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How Are You Feeling Now?

The How Right Now campaign has resources that can help individuals cope and increase their resilience.

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Isolation and Older Adult Health

Loneliness and social isolation can put older adults at risk for serious health conditions, including depression.

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Promoting Healthy Schools

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child strategies and practices can support student health and learning.

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Promoting Cultural Connectedness

Healthy Tribes works with communities to strengthen cultural connections to improve health and wellness and prevent disease.

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Workplace Health Promotion

Implementing health and emotional well-being strategies and programs in the workplace can improve workers’ quality of life.

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Measures of Well-Being

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System collects data on Americans’ physical and mental health to helps inform federal, state and local programs.

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Well-Being and Public Health

Well-being is a measurable outcome that can help quantify Americans’ satisfaction with life through public health surveys.