We are advancing an understanding of well-being that draws from a broad range of scientific research and applications, and aligns around a proposed set of foundational pre-conditions that allow individuals, families and communities to flourish. These factors include:

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Civic Engagement Health Education Economic Opportunity Social Capital Culture & Diversity Environment Safety & Security Transportation Housing
  • Economic Opportunity

  • Health

  • Education

  • Safety

  • Housing


Upon this foundation, we propose that well being also depends upon:

  • Environmental Protection

  • Civic Engagement

  • Accessible, Reliable Transportation

  • Supportive Relationships and Social Capital

  • Respect and Tolerance for Culture and Diversity

The resulting framework is intended to serve as an introductory foundation for exploring a meaningful, locally informed and data driven understanding of well being in Hawaii. The framework allows us to build a set of specific measures or indicators of well being, across a broad range of relevant domains, that helps us tell the story of the strengths and challenges faced by communities across the state.


Do you have thoughts or feedback you’d like to share regarding Our Framework? We’d love to hear from you.