BROWN COUNTY – Wello’s 2nd year of the Health and Well-Being Survey is officially open for Brown County residents age 18 and older. The first year of the survey was in 2019 and was Brown County’s first ever well-being measure to create a baseline for the community. The results of this year’s survey will be compared to the 2019 findings to see what areas of well-being Brown County has increased, decreased, or remained the same.
The survey asks questions focusing on four areas or domains: physical health, mental health, social relationships and environments in which people live, learn, play and work.
The survey can be completed by visiting wello.org or this direct link. It runs from July 15 – August 31, 2021. The survey is 32 questions with the goal of putting local perspectives at the center of efforts to create initiatives, policies, and community improvement efforts that benefit all. It is available in both English and Spanish. The survey is completely confidential.
The results from the 2019 survey helped inform community initiatives such as a Yield to Your Neighbor campaign, partnering with local farms to address hunger needs within communities most in need, and declaring Racism is a Public Health crisis to begin addressing the differences in health outcomes by race and ethnicity. Establishment of the countywide measures of well-being also led to national attention from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where Wello is a current finalist for the Culture of Health Prize.