Five Communities Improving Equitable Wellbeing

Wellville is a 10-year national nonprofit project to achieve long-term, equitable, community wellbeing. We serve as a catalyst for five US communities – the Wellville 5 – as they work to improve their health and wellbeing through resident-centered, multi-stakeholder collaboration. The Wellville 5 will inspire other communities to copy (and improve upon) their work and  to promote change in how our nation invests in its people, institutions and systems.

The Wellville 5

Clatsop County, Oregon

Clatsop County, Oregon

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Lake County, California

Lake County, California

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Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon, Michigan

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North Hartford, Connecticut

North Hartford, Connecticut

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Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Wellville Gathering

The annual Wellville Gathering brings together people from the Wellville 5, the Wellville National team and Advisory Board, and other advisors and experts, to learn with and from each other.  The most recent Gathering took place on May 16-19, 2022, in Lake County, CA. 

Wellville Gathering

Recent Articles

Spartanburg Councilmember Jerome Rice Jr.

Spartanburg City Council acknowledges, apologizes for systemic racism

Last Monday the Spartanburg City Council approved unanimously a “Healing, Reconciling and Unity” resolution, acknowledging “the historical antecedents of systemic racism” and apologizing to residents for “racial injustices and long-lasting inequities that have resulted from those policies.” The unprecedented resolution also enumerates specific actions Council members will take, including to “promote racial equity through all policies approved by City Council” and “support community efforts to amplify concerns about racist policies and practices.”

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"If you want [public safety] policies that actually work [and save $$!], you have to change the political conversation from 'tough candidates punishing bad people' to 'strong communities keeping everyone safe.' "
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/12/opinion/crime-policies-cities.html

Earlier this week at the @MilkenInstitute's Public Finance Forum, @edyson "predicted" that the US will reframe so-called "spending" - on things like healthcare, education, training, and so on - as critical long-term *investment* in human infrastructure.

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| Milken Institute

Permanent disruption appears to be the new normal for American life. Our opening panel brings together cross-sectoral ...

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Wellville founder @edyson: "The money one spends keeping pregnant/new mothers healthy, providing child care (and paying care workers’ wages that honor their work), educating children...
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