What Thriving Community Well-Being looks like is a woman who feels safe and secure where she lives. She cares deeply about her community and feels like she is “home” when she interacts with her tribe of choice. In a crisis, this woman has a network of friends she can call for help. She enjoys giving back to her community and contributing to its progress.
Interesting ideas about Community Well-Being:
- Change of behavior happens in community; we can not change in isolation
- Heart patients who got a trainer versus those that did not were able to change lifestyle behavior
- Community creates confidence for change
- We move into ACTION in community because of peer accountability
- If you lose weight, 24% weight maintenance alone versus 50% if you are in a group
Source: Rath, T. & Harter, J. (2010). Well Being: The Five Essential Elements. New York: Gallup Press.