Loneliness and/or social isolation can lead to people feeling that they don’t belong in society or that their social network is smaller or of poorer quality than they wish. People who are lonely or socially isolated are at increased risk of developing a chronic health condition or worsening of their health status.

The Targeted Call for Research: Loneliness, social isolation and chronic disease management 2022 aims to support research that will inform future policies, programs and initiatives that are designed to assist people experiencing loneliness and/or social isolation to manage their chronic disease. The objectives of the grant opportunity are to understand how social isolation and/or loneliness leads to a decline in health status, poor disease management or reduced rehabilitation in people with chronic disease.

Research supported by this TCR will identify interventions that address loneliness and social isolation that can be incorporated into the management of patients with chronic disease. This may include the development of screening tools and resources which equip health and community service providers to assist individuals who may be at a risk of health deterioration and inadequate treatment of their chronic conditions due to social isolation and/or loneliness.

Further information about the TCR: Loneliness, social isolation and chronic disease management 2022 including its objectives, funds available and timeframes is available on GrantConnect.

Peer Review Information

Please refer to the Targeted Call for Research: Loneliness, social isolation and chronic disease management 2022 Peer Review Guidelines (see Download section below).

Outcomes of funding rounds