CESIL on Capitol Hill

  • 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 […]


  • Medicare and Medicaid Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2023

    On behalf of the Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness (the Coalition), we are writing to express strong support for the recently introduced Medicare and Medicaid Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2023 (S.842). The Coalition represents a diverse group of members including consumer groups, patient advocates, health plans, community-based organizations, behavioral health […]


  • Transportation Services For Medicaid Waiver Recipients

    Thank you for your leadership to improve the lives of individuals participating in Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs. The Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness’ mission is to increase public awareness, promote research, and advocate for policies like House Bill 22-1114 that combat the adverse consequences of social isolation and loneliness […]


  • U.S. Representative David Trone, Senator Tina Smith Introduce Legislation to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors Due to COVID-19

    In an effort to address the expected increase in social isolation and loneliness amongst older adults due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Representative David Trone (MD-6) and Senator Tina Smith introduced bicameral legislation to help older adults remain safe, socially connected and healthy. The Strengthening Social Connections Act of 2020 would provide emergency supplemental funding to programs that strengthen social connectedness […]