Impacts of social isolation among disadvantaged and vulnerable groups during public health crises

The purpose of this review is to address the question: What does the social science and other literature tell us about the impacts of social isolation on disadvantaged, marginalised, and vulnerable populations in the context of pandemics and other public health crises? This will provide a synthesis of existing evidence that can both (1) identify gaps and priorities for further research and (2) inform the development of strategies and policies to mitigate the impact of social distancing and isolation on mental and physical health and on social outcomes.

Authors: C. Gayer˗Anderson, R. Latham, C. El Zerbi, L. Strang, V. Moxham Hall, G. Knowles, S. Marlow, M. Avendano, N. Manning, J. Das-Munshi, H. Fisher, D. Rose, L. Arseneault, H. Kienzler, N. Rose, S. Hatch, C. Woodhead, C. Morgan, B. Wilkinson

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Policy & Policy Analysis, Research
Communicable diseases, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Mental health, addiction, Non-communicable diseases, alcohol, nutrition, obesity, cancer, smoking, physical activity

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