Publication Date: June 22nd, 2022
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
Topic(s): Health Disparities and Health Equity, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ+), Mental and Behavioral Health, Social Determinants of Health
Author(s): Henning-Smith C, Gonzales G, Tuttle M, and Sarkin C
Social and emotional supports are important contributors to positive health outcomes. However, not everyone has equal access to the social support they need and the COVID-19 pandemic introduced new challenges to social well-being. This brief identifies differences in social and emotional support and changes to that support during the COVID-19 pandemic by rurality and sexual orientation.