Center for Total Health Welcomes Workgroup on Measuring Wellbeing in Communities

On September 8th, the policy makers met at Kaiser Permanente's Center for Total Health to launch their Task Force on Measuring Community Wellbeing: Progress in Implementation NCVHS recommendations. . Together with 100 Million Healthier Lives the task force brought together leaders from academia, government and the medical community to think together and develop a set of preliminary measures to measure the good -being in the United States

100 Million Healthier Lives is a global community of change makers that transform thinking and action to improve health, well-being, and equity, and is a partner of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. ]

Soma Stout, MD, MS, CEO of 100 million healthier lives and vice president at IHI, led the way in sharing the importance of wellness as a goal for understand health. Matt Stiefel, MPA, MS, of Kaiser Permanente's Center for Population Health and responsible for the team's 100 million healthier lives, explained why a common measure of well-being was needed. Robert Phillips, Co-Chair of the NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health, and Carley Riley, MD, MPP, MHS, of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, highlighted the findings of studies Preliminaries on General Welfare

The purpose of the meeting was to identify ways to build on the current NCVHS framework for measuring well-being, with participants working together in breakout sessions to identify a process. to review, finalize and connect these measures to a second working group. focus on the implementation of well-being parameters.

When asked why it was important to launch this task force in the presence of opinion leaders, Dr. Stout explained, "If our country is going to have better health outcomes and of life, we must change what we measure. to focus much more on what creates well-being – mental, physical, social and inspiring well-being. "

Dr. Stout added, "In helping people to think differently and to build on the concept of well-being, we felt that it was crucial to invite national leaders from groups everywhere. in the country who are starting to work on the subject. to come together, to create a common vision of what it might look like to measure well-being and to start proposing and implementing measures so that we can learn what really creates well-being . »

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