Social and Community Context

Goal: Increase social and community support.

People’s relationships and interactions with family, friends, co-workers, and community members can have a major impact on their health and well-being. Healthy People 2030 focuses on helping people get the social support they need in the places where they are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age.

Many people face challenges and dangers they can’t control — like unsafe neighborhoods, discrimination, or trouble affording the things they need. This can have a negative impact on health and safety throughout life.

Positive relationships at home, at work, and in the community can help reduce these negative impacts. But some people — like children whose parents are in jail and adolescents who are bullied — often don’t get support from loved ones or others. Interventions to help people get the social and community support they need are critical for improving health and well-being.

Objective Status

  • 0 Target met or exceeded
  • 3 Improving
  • 1 Little or no detectable change
  • 5 Getting worse
  • 0 Baseline only
  • 3 Developmental
  • 2 Research

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