CESIL on Capitol Hill

  • 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 […]