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Continuing Ed: Addressing Loneliness in Our Youth During COVID-19; Presented by Cigna

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Most people feel lonely at some point in their lives, but two landmark Cigna studies found that more than half of respondents reported some degree of loneliness, with young people being the loneliest among all the generations studied. What role does social media play in this epidemic? What happens when the loneliness epidemic converges with the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping many students at home away from their friends at school and tethered to their screens for e-learning? Join us as we discuss the challenges of e-learning for parents, kids, and teachers--and how to best support everyone involved. Registration link below.

Speaker: Stuart Lustig, MD, MPH - National Medical Executive for Behavioral Health @Cigna

In his client-facing role, he engages with clients, provider groups, and other stakeholders about Cigna's behavioral health care business. He also manages a team focused on addressing individual customer grievances of importance to Cigna clients. A board-certified child psychiatrist, he previously served as Lead Medical Director for child and adolescent care for Cigna's behavioral health business. He leads an ongoing effort at Cigna to disseminate health services research via peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations at conferences in order to enhance the company’s credibility with clients, provider groups and customers. These efforts have recently yielded several peer-reviewed publications. Cigna recognized the teams led by Dr. Lustig that contributed to these initiatives with Cigna's prestigious Quarterly Champion Award.

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