Health Consequences of Loneliness and Social Isolation

Friday, December 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Ohio University 
Dublin Integrated Education Center
6805 Bobcat Way
Dublin, OH 43016

Social isolation is an emerging health policy issue for health researchers and policy experts across the U.S. Improving social connectedness has the potential to improve health and wellbeing and address challenges such as addiction, heart disease, depression and premature death. 

This forum will explore the effects of social isolation and loneliness over the life course. 

Speakers will address the drivers of social isolation, the impact on health for various populations and policy approaches to improve health outcomes.


Presentation slides:

  • Registration begins at 9 am, with program starting at 9:30 am.
  • No same day registration.
  • Lunch will be served. Please email Alana Clark-Kirk ( with dietary restrictions.
  • The forum general attendance fee is $65 (for additional fee options, please see the registration page).

CLE  reading materials

CLE credit: This course was submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for CLE credit and approved for 2.5 hours of continuing legal education.

CEU credit: This course was submitted to the National Association of Social Workers for CEU credit, and approved for 2.5 hours of social work CEUs.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to Alana Clark-Kirk ( The last day to cancel registration for a full refund is one week prior to the event (December 6, 2019). No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after December 6, 2019. If you do not send us written notification of cancellation prior to December 13, 2019, you will be required to remit the full amount of the registration fee. Those who do not remit payment will be required to pay in advance for any future events.

Note for State Employees and Legislators: The forum registration fee can be waived for all State of Ohio executive branch employees, legislators and staff. Please be advised that state employees, legislators and staff that are reportable persons with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (JLEC) should note that their attendance at the event is subject to JLEC disclosure if their forum registration fee is waived.

Reportable persons are required to file a financial disclosure form (FDS) with JLEC. If you are unsure whether or not you are reportable, please consult your legal counsel.

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