A New Method for Measuring Thriving, Struggling, or Suffering
- Published By
- Institute for People, Place, and Possibility
Community change-makers and the field of public health have long recognized the interconnectedness of mental and physical health, and the past year has only made more apparent the importance of equitable health and well-being. Emerging evidence suggests that a positive state of well-being is a protective factor against disease and is tied to extending life expectancy. By closely monitoring self-reported well-being, we can get a pulse of our communities, implement early interventions when needed, and tailor interventions accordingly.