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Well Being Legacy Inaugural Gathering

At a pivotal moment in American history—amidst mounting challenges, gridlock, and deep despair among many—Well Being Legacy looks to places across the country where ordinary people routinely confront shared challenges and reach across differences to enrich their health and well-being as a whole community. Scroll through to see tweets from Thursday, July 19, 2018. Read more

Vital Conditions for Community Wellbeing

Personal health and well-being rises and falls throughout our lives – as we develop, age, suffer trauma, injury or illness, and recover. Vital conditions, on the other hand, persist in our communities, across generations – strongly shaping the exposures, choices, opportunities and adversities that we experience throughout our lives. Read more

What We (Don’t) Talk About When We Talk About Wellbeing: Advice from the Greatest Generation

Community Commons is getting on board with wellbeing. We’re broadening our view to encompass all dimensions of wellbeing, recognizing that people need more than just physical health to live their best lives. (We look forward to sharing more when we launch the new Community Commons later this year.) Expansive and inclusive, wellbeing encompasses overall perceived quality of life, and integrates important dimensions including mental and emotional wellbeing, financial wellbeing, belonging, social cohesion and civic health. Read more

Growing Well Connected Communities

More than two years ago, leaders across America’s Cooperative Extension System (CES) and National 4-H Council (4-H) began imagining how they could expand their collaborative efforts to amplify and accelerate a culture of health across the nation. They are building upon rich agency histories of youth and adult partnerships, translational science, expert volunteer programs, and … Read more

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