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Seven Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being
Vital signs like heart rate, temperature, and weight tell us what is going in our body. Likewise, the Vital Conditions for Health & Well-Being tell us what is going on within the places and institutions that we all depend on to be healthy and well.
Seven major categories of vital conditions have been identified as strongly shaping the choices, opportunities, and adversities that each of us encounter throughout our lives.
These vital conditions also have an intergenerational focus because what we inherit from our predecessors and, in turn, confer to future generations tell us about our prospects for health and well-being as a community, a country, and an extended human family.
Each vital condition is distinct and indispensable unto itself; and they work together as a system to produce our health and well-being over time.
The Seven Vital Conditions
This series explores the state of well-being in the United States through data visualizations.