CESIL on Capitol Hill

  • Rubio, Smith, Scott Introduce Bill to Address Senior Loneliness

    U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the Social Engagement and Network Initiatives for Older Relief (SENIOR) Act to address senior loneliness. This legislation is supported by the National Council on Aging, Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness, Senior Resource Alliance, and Centerstone.


  • Long COVID Moonshot Legislative Proposal

    On behalf of the Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness (the Coalition) we appreciate the opportunity to provide input on the Long COVID Moonshot Legislative Proposal to address the Long COVID crisis that is negatively impacting the health of millions of Americans. Established in 2018, the Coalition brings together a diverse set of national […]


  • Improving Measurements for Loneliness and Isolation Act

    The undersigned organizations write to express our strong support for the Committee’s consideration and passage of the Improving Measurements for Loneliness and Isolation Act (H.R.6284). Importantly, this legislation would establish a national working group to create recommendations for standardizing the measurements and definitions of social isolation and loneliness for public and private research and clinical […]


  • 55 Organizations Send Letter Calling for Hearing on Bi-Partisan Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act

    My organization, and the 54 organizations listed below, write today requesting that the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, hold a legislative hearing on HR 3073, the bi- partisan Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act. Our organizations work in the mental health and human services fields. We believe that HR 3073 will be a major step forward in helping to prevent and heal mental health problems among the people we work with, and nationwide, by supporting and funding community-based initiatives that strengthen their residents capacity for mental wellness and resilience for all types of adversities.


  • Congressmen Flood & Trone Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Measure Scope of Loneliness Epidemic

    “The Coalition is proud to support Representative Flood and his introduced legislation to advance our knowledge base on social isolation and loneliness, paving the way for future efforts to secure national surveillance of these pervasive issues. We look forward to working with his office to encourage bipartisan support and ensure the passage of this legislation.” […]


  • Rural Health Care Request for Information

    On behalf of the Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness (the Coalition) we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means’s (the Committee) request for information (RFI) on improving access to health care in rural and underserved areas. We commend the Committee’s efforts to explore and […]


  • Older Americans Act

    On behalf of the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness (the Coalition), we appreciate the opportunity to provide input on the Older Americans Act: Grants to State and Community Programs on Aging; Grants to Indian Tribes for Support and Nutrition Services; Grants for Supportive and Nutritional Services to Older Hawaiian Natives; and Allotments for […]


  • Support Grows for Murphy Legislation to Establish National Strategy to Combat Loneliness and Promote Social Connection

    “We have a crisis of connection on our hands. More than half of U.S. adults (58%) are considered lonely. Social connection is a protective factor and a fundamental human need, as essential to survival as food, water, and shelter. We commend the Senator for his leadership on addressing this issue through introducing legislation to support […]


  • Digital Equity Act of 2021

    On behalf of the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness (the Coalition), we appreciate the opportunity to provide input on the Digital Equity Act of 2021 Request for Comments. The Coalition commends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for its long-standing commitment to promoting equity, access, and civil rights through equitable information technology […]