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Measuring

To take action, we need to know where we are starting.

Well-being is the sum of our individual perspectives and community conditions. Wello's well-being measures provides strategic guidance for local action driven by a network devoted to collective impact.

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If citing this survey data, please use the following citation:

Wello. (2024). Community Health and Well-Being Survey: Brown County, Wisconsin, 2023 Survey Results. Retrieved from www.wello.org/measure.

Your Voice Matters: Now Recruiting Diverse Perspectives from Brown County!

Learn more about Wello's Community Health and Well-Being Panel which allows residents 18 and older a platform to continuously share their voice and provide valuable direction for our community.

We uncover and monitor data and trends that affect our daily lives.

Wello's primary data collection tool is based on the World Health Organization’s Quality of Life – BREF survey. This collects the local, Brown County voice in four discrete elements of health and well-being.  These include an individual’s:

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Results will allow us to pinpoint where to take action to address the unique factors that are preventing people from being as well as possible. It also showcases where progress is made over time.

Visualizing Greater Green Bay’s Well-Being

2023 Survey Data

How would you rate your quality of life?

How satisfied are you with your health?

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Why Not Stop Here?

Imagine someone asking, “How are you doing today?” More often than not, you may answer “fine” although you may be experiencing pain, loneliness, or illness. These two summary questions are important but do not capture the whole picture.

The survey dives deeper, asking specific questions regarding an individual’s life based on four domains: physical and psychological health, social relationships, and the environments in which we live, work and play.

Diving Deeper: Areas of Well-Being

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Physical Health

Feeling good to live a full, well life.

Physical includes activities for daily living, dependence on medical substances and medical aids, energy and fatigue, mobility, pain and discomfort, sleep and rest, and work capacity.

Physical health 2023 Graph

Physical Health Domain

The physical health metric was taken from the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL-BREF). Participant scores from 7 questions on the WHOQOL-BREF were combined and transformed into a physical health domain score out of a possible 100. These scores were put into four quadrants: 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, and 76-100 with higher scores indicative of better well-being in that category. The chart below shows responses from respondents of the 2023 and 2021 surveys.

Community Action

Thousands more people are on the trails during the winter months because they are now plowed!

Read more in our community stories

Psychological Health

A sense of purpose and mental clarity to thrive.

Psychological includes bodily image and appearance, negative feelings, positive feelings, self-esteem, spirituality/religion/personal beliefs, thinking learning, memory and concentration.

Psychological Health 2023 Graph

Psychological Health Domain

The psychological health metric was taken from the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL-BREF). Participant scores from 6 questions on the WHOQOL-BREF were combined and transformed into a psychological health domain score out of a possible 100. These scores were put into four quadrants: 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, and 76-100 with higher scores indicative of better well-being in that category. The chart below shows responses from respondents of the 2023 and 2021 surveys.

Community Action

Work with Green Bay Area Public Schools to ensure all children, teachers and caregivers have the social, emotional, and academic skills they need to learn and thrive.

Read more in our community stories

Social Relationships

Supporting each other to live well.

Social relationships includes personal relationships, social support, and sexual activity.

Social Health 2023 Graph

Social Health Domain

The social health metric was taken from the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL-BREF). Participant scores from 3 questions on the WHOQOL-BREF were combined and transformed into a social health domain score out of a possible 100. These scores were put into four quadrants: 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, and 76-100 with higher scores indicative of better well-being in that category. The chart below shows responses from respondents of the 2023 and 2021 surveys.

Community Action

Established the Well-Being Influencer Network to connect individuals passionate about well-being and create opportunities for community work to be a fun, purposeful connection with neighbors.

Environments

Every person has the opportunity to flourish and reach their full potential.

Environments include financial resources, freedom, physical safety and security, health and social care; accessibility and quality, home environment, opportunities for acquiring new information and skills, participation in and opportunities for recreation/leisure activities, physical environment (pollution, noise, traffic, climate) and transportation.

Environmental Health 2023 Graph

Environmental Health Domain

The environmental health metric was taken from the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL-BREF). Participant scores from 8 questions on the WHOQOL-BREF were combined and transformed into an environmental health domain score out of a possible 100. These scores were put into four quadrants: 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, and 76-100 with higher scores indicative of better well-being in that category. The chart below shows responses from respondents of the 2023 and 2021 surveys.

Community Action

Green Bay students now can ride the bus for free due to a collaborative agreement providing more access to school and the community as well as increasing walking and biking to and from the bus stop.

Read more in our community stories.

Additional Findings

Sense of Community

Additional measures surface perspectives on inclusion, belonging, and power which are key components of a community's ability to create positive change. The data shows that feelings of belonging, power, and seeing yourself as a member of the community correlate to a higher overall level of well-being.

To learn more about this analysis, visit our summary report - 2023 Community Health and Well-Being Report

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People who agree or strongly agree that they see themselves as a member of the community.

 

People who agree or strongly agree that they feel like they belong in of the community.

 

People who say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust and confidence in their local government.

 

People who agree or strongly agree that the culture of the community is accepting of people with different ideas.

Our Measurement Partners

This survey is supported by our local research partner at St. Norbert College's Strategic Research Institute.

 

Wello's Community Health and Well-Being Survey is supported by a 15-member community measurement team. 

This is a collaborative community project funded by a Green Bay Packers Give Back grant.