Wellbeing and Other Resources

Wellbeing involves different factors that influence the economic, social, and environmental aspects of people's daily lives. The Utah Wellbeing Project survey efforts provided valuable information about what aspects of wellbeing are most important to Utahs' residents. Based on these findings, we have compiled recommendations and resources that have been shown to improve various aspects of wellbeing or community life to help local leaders and individual residents create happier and healthier communities. Below, you will find specifically tailored resources that can help improve different areas related to wellbeing, city exemplars that illustrate initiatives taken in different Utah communities, and a "One Stop Shop" which details single actions that can positively influence multiple aspects of wellbeing. 

Resource Categories

Select a category below to learn more about what it is and to see specific resources that may be used to improve wellbeing in your community. Please note that solutions implemented to target one aspect of wellbeing will often result in improvements in other areas as well.

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Community Connection

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Connection With Nature

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Environmental Quality

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Safety and Security

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Mental Health

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Physical Health

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Living Standards

Substance Misuse

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City Exemplars

Select a city exemplar below to view real-world examples of projects Utah communities have done to improve wellbeing.

One Stop Shop

Because many factors related to wellbeing are closely linked, there are certain solutions that can simultaneously target multiple wellbeing categories. For communities that would like to address wellbeing but lack the necessary resources to apply solutions for each category described above, we have compiled a One Stop Shop that gives ideas on how to impact multiple aspects of wellbeing with a single, evidence-based solution.

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