A socially connected community is a place where everyone feels like they belong.
It’s a place where people know their neighbors and feel motivated to get involved, build relationships, and contribute to the creation of strong social networks. It’s a place where spaces exist for people to gather with friends and neighbors. And, it’s a place where all planning and strategic initiatives take social connectedness into account (PlanH 2017). Social and place connectedness is a priority of the 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan.