What Is Community Wellbeing?

people relaxing in a green public park

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 for factors that contribute to community wellbeing.