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Everyone is welcome to be part of the movement. If you're interested in joining the coalition, learn more and fill out our survey at the link below. Or, if you've already joined, log in to our members page to access work group information.


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 For WCESIL Members




Social Isolation & Loneliness: 
What’s the Difference?

Social Isolation:
The objective experience of having few or infrequent social connections.

The subjective and distressing feeling of social isolation, often defined as the difference between actual and desired level of social connection.

Social Connection
The ways that people can be physically, emotionally and culturally connected to others.


Wisconsin Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness

What if we could build communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging? Where real connections between people create impactful relationships? Where we all live with meaning and purpose?  The Wisconsin Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness is bringing community organizations and individuals together to make that happen.
Find resources, tools and learn about coalition initiatives to support older adults and people with disabilities in communities throughout Wisconsin.  

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Research, Data & Advocacy


Information, tools and initiatives to support
local action and improved policy


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Finding & Supporting People


Tools and resources to detect and respond to loneliness and social isolation in communities

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Raising Awareness          

Alerting people to the scope and health impacts
and creating opportunites for connection


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Information, education, and materials from state and national sources