The Seven Vital Conditions for Well-Being is a useful framework for conceptualizing holistic well-being and the conditions that give rise to it, as well as identifying levers for community change and improvement. Vital conditions are properties of places and institutions that all people need to participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We encounter them on day one and depend on them every day of our lives. They persist over generations. The seven vital conditions for well-being are: Basic Needs for Health & Safety, Lifelong Learning, Meaningful Work & Wealth, Humane Housing, Reliable Transportation, Thriving Natural World, and Belonging & Civic Muscle.


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