About Well-Being in the Nation (WIN) Measures


The original Well-Being In the Nation (WIN) Measures were developed by over 100 organizations and communities working together across sectors to identify and try out measures that mattered to them as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative. The process of developing and updating these measures is stewarded by Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World and is done in collaboration with Healthy People 2030, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and others with input from hundreds of communities. 

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WIN measures are organized based on core measures, leading indicators and full flexible measures.  For this version, we are reorganizing the WIN measures to map to and align with Thriving Together and the vital conditions.  We believe a north star goal of thriving people and places–without exception–is essential to our collective well-being.  To get there, we will need to engage in courageous acts of belonging and civic muscle, to come together to lift structures and societal systems that keep people and places in adversity and prevent us from realizing our full potential as a nation.

Overall Measures

Well-being of People 
Well-being of Places

Vital Conditions

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Belonging and Civic Muscle:
Community Vitality
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Meaningful Work and Wealth: Economy
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Lifelong Learning
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Thriving Natural World:
Environment & Infrastructure
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Basic Needs:
Food and Agriculture
Basic Needs: Health
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Basic Needs: Public Safety
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Humane Housing
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Reliable Transportation

Who is Using WIN Measures?

WIN measures are being used in 1000+ communities across the country, by states and national organizations like US News & World Report and Meals on Wheels America and chromatic.black, and by large national initiatives like Communities RISE Together to measure and improve the well-being of people, the vital conditions of places and the root causes of health inequities.


Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World stewards the process of developing the Well-being In the Nation (WIN) measures in partnership with communities, national organizations, and federal partners–it is a grassroots to grasstops effort guided by the WIN Measures Stewardship Council.  The WIN Stewardship Council includes people with lived experience of inequity, national nonprofits that center equity (Mimi Narayan, Pew Charitable Trust), citizen groups (Jeanine Abrams-McLean, Fair Count), community and national leaders (Jennie Lee Hansen, Martha Tecca), philanthropic leaders (Cuco Rodriguez, Hope and Heal Fund) and federal leaders (Carter Blakey, Deputy Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Health and Human Services; Lead, Healthy People 2030; Irma Arispe, Director Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).  

WE in the World advances intergenerational well-being and equity on a foundation of racial and economic justice.  It serves as the convener and facilitator for the WIN Network as a whole, which advances intergenerational well-being and equity through movement building, narrative, and policy change, in addition to advancing equitable data measurement.  WE in the World is a registered 501c3 and is supported by partners and communities to advance this work.

The original framework for the Well Being In the Nation measures was developed by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, who turned the framework to 100 Million Healthier Lives, convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  When 100 Million Healthier Lives ended, Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World was formed to steward many of the processes and networks developed through 100 Million Healthier Lives, including the process of continuing to host and develop the Well-being In the Nation measures and the Well-being In the Nation Network, which formed to move these measures and the vital conditions needed by everyone.


We are grateful to have developed the WIN measures in coordination with the support of:

Blue Shield Foundation of California

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Well Being Trust