Community wellbeing arises from a variety of factors including social, economic, environmental, cultural, and political conditions which are essential for individuals and their communities to flourish and fulfill their potential. Communities have the ability to make changes in these areas to improve their overall wellbeing by transforming policies and their environment so that people move naturally, eat wisely, connect, and have the right outlook, all of which can lead to improved longevity.
Gallup and Healthways, two organizations focused on improving health and wellbeing, have collaborated to develop annual reports highlighting community wellbeing rankings across the United States. The release of the 2016 report reveals that Hawaii lead the US with the highest wellbeing record for the sixth time and seven of the top twenty-five communities originate from California.
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Specific elements of wellbeing measured by the Gallup-Healthways Index include having a purpose, a supportive social life, financial management, pride in your community, and good physical health. How are some ways that you feel you can make changes in these areas to improve your community’s wellbeing?
Events for the day:
5/3: Community Wellness Fair @ Mustang Way and Mott Lawn | 11:00am – 1:00pm
5/4: Thursday Learn @ Lunch – Communty Engagement w/Mayor Heidi Harmon @ Robert E. Kennedy Library Room 216B | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
5/5: Unlocking Interview Success w/ Career Services @ Bldg. 124 Room 117 | 11:10am – 12:00pm
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