Integration of Well-Being with Resilience and Other Broad Scale Social Change

Published in: Well-Being: Expanding the Definition of Progress, Chapter 7 (October 2020)

Posted on on October 22, 2020

by Anita Chandra

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Improving well-being—equitable opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of life and to create meaningful futures—is central to building a Culture of Health. What if advancing human and planetary well-being were a priority in cities and countries around the world, pursued as persistently as economic growth?

This is starting to happen, from well-being policies and budgets in Santa Monica, New Zealand and Iceland, to national efforts in Singapore and Nova Scotia to recalibrate attitudes and narratives about what matters, to other efforts around the world.

Eager to learn how these experiences might inform new approaches in the United States, we invited a group of leading practitioners, researchers and innovators from 19 countries and many different perspectives to explore, learn and envision the future with us.

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