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HOPE Building Block Series #3: Safe, Stable, and Equitable Environments

HOPE Building Block Series #3: Safe, Stable, and Equitable Environments

In the previous installment of our HOPE Building Blocks series, we explored Social and Civic Engagement, which emphasizes the importance of being an active participant in one’s community. This type of engagement builds empathy for others, encourages feelings of belonging, and leads to robust support systems. This month, we will highlight the Environment Building Block. Specifically, HOPE highlights the importance…

HOPE Building Block Series #2: Social and Civic Engagement

HOPE Building Block Series #2: Social and Civic Engagement

Last month, we highlighted the Relationship Building Block of HOPE, exploring the importance of relationships and the ways they influence a person’s health and well-being. In the second edition of the HOPE Building Blocks Series, we highlight one building block and discuss its application to university students, we will cover the power of Social and Civic Engagement to increase feelings…

February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

Newsletter February 2024 Welcome to SPI’s February Newsletter! This month, we will kick off our HOPE at SDSU Building Block Series, share a staff spotlight, and highlight capacity building through our partnership work. The Social Policy Institute is centrally focused on healthy aging across the lifespan and wellness for all. The articles and updates that follow have a focus either…

HOPE Building Block Series #1: Relationships

HOPE Building Block Series #1: Relationships

HOPE Building Block 1: Relationships Launching our HOPE Building Blocks series, we delve into the transformative influence of Relationships. Let’s explore why these connections hold such significance. In 1938, researchers began a longitudinal study of male Harvard students to track their longterm health outcomes. Over the years, the research unveiled a crucial insight: loneliness can have detrimental effects, while close…

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