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Vital Conditions for Community Health and Well-Being Framework

Vital Conditions for Health & Well-Being: Properties of places and institutions that we all depend on to be healthy and well. Vital conditions persist over generations. Seven major categories of vital conditions strongly shape the exposures, choices, opportunities, and adversities that each of us encounter on day one and throughout our lives.

Vital signs like heart rate, temperature, and weight tell us what is going in our body. Likewise, the vital conditions that we inherit from our predecessors and, in turn, confer to future generations tell us about the 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 legacies of health and well-being over time. They are inseparable parts of a multi-faceted whole.






This framework is

made up of

75

indicators

7

domains

This framework helps users consider the properties of places and institutions that all people need all the time to be healthy and well.


Application of this framework identifies which vital conditions to invest in to yield better results over time. This framework should be used among those looking for a holistic, cross-sector approach to improving community health and well-being.

When to use this framework:

D O M A I N S

Originated by Rethink Health, the Vital Conditions for Well-Being framework is being advanced through the Well-Being in the Nation (WIN) Network. Indicators included were selected through a collaborative process with WIN partners and further refined by the IP3 team for relevance, granularity, recency, and other factors.

Background & Methodology 


IP3 | Assess Public: Coming Soon!

At IP3, we believe in making data and resources publicly-available whenever possible to support community-change work nationwide. We are proud to launch IP3 | Assess Public in early 2020! Users will be able to explore data in their community through interactive maps and editable reports.

Domains

Meaningful Work and Wealth


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Homeownership
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Unemployment
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Lifelong Learning


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Thriving Environment


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Green Space
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Basic Needs for Health and Safety


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Belonging and Civic Muscle


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Humane Housing


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Reliable Transportation


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Transit Score
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Resources & Tools


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How Does Our Sense of Belonging Shape our Mental Health?
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Published on 11/19/2019
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Cross-Cutting Themes: Working Across the Vital Conditions
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Published on 10/22/2019
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Well Being in the Nation (WIN) Network
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Published on 10/21/2019
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Vital Conditions: Your Feedback
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Published on 10/18/2018
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Well Being Legacy Inaugural Gathering
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Published on 07/20/2018
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