The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Relationships, health, and mortality
Nancy Freeborne DrPH
Communities should fund programs that will potentially prevent crime and violence, decreasing the need for policing.
Since minority groups have been hit hard by the pandemic, government grants should fund increased support, adding to the good work already being done in many communities.
What is a cheap, relatively easy way to boost one’s immunity during the COVID-19 crisis? Give and receive support.
Many African American families suffer pregnancy outcomes such as low-birth-weight babies or maternal death. Providing large doses of social support may prevent this.
The recommended weekly aerobic activity takes discipline, planning, and pals. We are social creatures who do best with healthy competition and peer pressure.
We naturally want to move away from our families during teen and young adult years, yet families can be important supports and shouldn’t be dismissed.
In the 21st century, a minority of Americans attend religious services on a regular basis. However, those that do often find social support and health benefits.
Our research shows that older women who claim they have supportive friends and family are likely to live longer.
Nancy Freeborne, DrPH, MPH, PA-C, has more than 30 years of expertise as a community health center director, clinician, university educator, and consultant. Her research focuses on social influences on health.