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Community wellbeing arises from a wide variety of factors. Public health researchers Wiseman and Brasher reflect this in their interesting definition:
“Community wellbeing is the combination of social, economic, environmental, cultural, and political conditions identified by individuals and their communities as essential for them to flourish and fulfill their potential.”
When we look at community as a whole, we find three attributes that play a large role in wellbeing: connectedness, livability, and equity. We can explore each of these attributes to find factors that contribute to community wellbeing.
Connection is fostered by a community’s social networks that: