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Strengthening Participation of Socially Disadvantaged Older Adults

Social isolation and loneliness in the elderly have a number of negative health consequences and are particularly harsh for the socially disadvantaged. Strengthening social participation of socially disadvantaged older people can contribute to reducing social isolation and loneliness and the associated health inequalities in this group. This learning cycle approaches the challenge of increasing social participation among the socially disadvantaged elderly by providing evidence-based insights on:

i) improved methods of outreach,

ii) the inclusion of target groups in the planning and implementation of programs, and

iii) improved program evaluation considering socially disadvantaged groups.


Stakeholder(s): Health Promotion Switzerland, Program Leaders

SLHS Lead: Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne

Authors: Kathryn Dawson-Townsend, Sarah Mantwill, Stefan Boes

Policy Brief: Download PDF

Key Messages: English, German, French, Italian

Summary of Stakeholder Dialogue (available in German): Download PDF


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