"It sounded simple. Define, understand and measure what matters most: how people are doing. There was just one thing. No one had ever done it before."

Julie Rusk
The Guardian 2015

Media Coverage

Project Resources

Whitepaper on Community Wellbeing

A foundational document for understanding wellbeing which examines the rationale for wellbeing measurement, highlighting research and a sampling of previous and current efforts to integrate wellbeing measurement in the academic, policy, and public arenas around the globe.

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The Wellbeing Index Summary Findings

A summary overview of The Wellbeing Project, its development, and highlights from the findings of Santa Monica’s first Wellbeing Index.

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The Wellbeing Index Data Briefing

The complete findings of The Wellbeing Index; including the project design, wellbeing literature review, research methodology, and in depth analysis of Index findings.

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Video & Audio

Media Contacts

Constance Farrell

City of Santa Monica

310.458.2274 | constance.farrell@smgov.net

The City of Santa Monica's Office of Civic Wellbeing has closed.
Our work continues as Civic Wellbeing Partners, a non-governmental organization, and we will continue to update this website and our social media. Stay tuned!