RESOURCES TO USE DATA TO POWER WELL-BEING AND EQUITY
How to use this site
The Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Measures site is designed to bring you data on the Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Core Measures and Leading Indicators.
Each page begins with the data at the national level. You can search for your city, county, or state. If data are available at that level, the page will automatically reconfigure the data around your location!
You can also browse your way through the data. The top level shows national data. If you scroll down the page, you can click on a state you’re interested in to see the data for that state. At the bottom of the page, you will see links to data for counties within the state. Sub-county data will appear in the county pages if data are available.
With each measure, we have added descriptions of what the measure is so that anyone from a community resident to a policy maker could understand and use the data. We have also included links to learn more, read stories, and act. These links will navigate you to a rich array of resources, including other great measurement resources.
At the bottom of each page, additional measures from the Flexible Expanded Set are listed as “Other Interesting Measures to Consider.” Most of these measures do not have great data availability at this time. As more data become available, we will continue to update this website with the data.
HOW TO USE WIN MEASURES IN YOUR WORK
UNDERSTAND AND DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTH, WELL-BEING AND EQUITY
Use measures like Cantril’s ladder and other leading indicators before, during, and after implementation to understand and drive improvement. Because we use a balance of measures that move quickly (leading indicators) and measures that move over time (lagging indicators) and because our data comes across sectors, you can use these measures to drive realtime change.
UNDERSTAND HEALTH, WELL-BEING, AND EQUITY OF SPECIFIC GROUPS OF PEOPLE OR PLACES
Who isn’t thriving? What places don’t have the vital community conditions we need to thrive? What legacies of harm are impacting us? Look at your data and you’ll understand why generational change matters.
IDENTIFY VALIDATED MEASURES FOR YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Because WIN represents a living library of measures, we can help you.
COMPARE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDEX
Use WIN to identify valid measures for your index. Decide how you will weight the different elements of your index based on what matters to you. Groups like US News and World Report are using the WIN measures to build indices to understand the health and well-being of communities.
We can help you identify what measures matter to you, set up a data pipeline, from survey development, to collection, to data display to track your progress, including collecting survey data for Cantril’s ladder over time. Email us at email@example.com to request a consultation. We will do our best to accommodate you.
TOOLS AND STRATEGIES
OTHER DATA TOOLS
- Healthiest Communities Data Explorer and Site – A way to help you explore all the data for your county aligned with the WIN framework, as well as compare across counties.
- City Health Dashboard – Ways to look at subcounty-level data across many of the WIN and related measures.
- Community Commons Community Health Needs Assessment Navigator – A free tool to help you run an indicator report of your choice from publicly available data.
- RISE Well-being data – Realtime data on community well-being with a focus on groups experiencing inequities.
WHERE TO START
- CDC 6/18 and HI-5 Interventions – A curated set of evidence-based interventions that improve health, improve well-being and improve costs.
- Equity Atlas – Policies and tools to create system change to address inequities across sectors.
- Healthy Places Index – A curated set of data and policies aligned with most of the domains of the WIN framework designed to help you improve.
- Equitable Economies Policy Database – A set of policies to build a more equitable economy, curated from leading organizations and communities around the nation