We reached out to Californians to hear how their health is impacted by where they live. The poll explored factors like safety, access to quality health care, jobs, education and more. We also partnered with Zócalo Public Square to share the stories behind the data and lift up community voices from across the state.
The Advancing Wellness Poll, conducted by Field Research Corporation, surveyed nearly 2,200 California adults in seven languages and dialects to capture perspectives across the state’s diverse populations. The poll finds that problems including rising income inequality, crime, environmental pollution and lack of economic opportunity are taking a toll on Californians’ health and wellness – and residents know it.
California is an unequal state when it comes to health and wellness, but the poll uncovered bright spots. We partnered with journalists at Zócalo Public Square to share stories of both the challenges Californians face and the solutions they have discovered.
– from “Californians Want Much More From Our Neighborhoods” by columnist Joe Mathews of Zócalo Public Square.
Click on the map below to see stories from around the state.
We partnered with Zócalo Public Square to spark conversations about health and wellness in communities facing some of the most striking health challenges.
Fresno Event Video
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Riverside Event Video
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Los Angeles Event Video
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The California Wellness Foundation made a grant to Field Research Corporation to develop and conduct the Advancing Wellness Poll to find out how Californians feel about their health and well-being and the health and wellness of their communities. While other surveys frequently target voters, the Advancing Wellness Poll provides an opportunity to hear from all types of Californians about the factors that contribute to the health of their communities – including safety, education, access to food and job opportunities. Through conversations with 2,178 California adults conducted in seven different languages and dialects, the poll examines the health inequities that exist across the state’s diverse populations, as well as the factors that contribute to these inequities, in an effort to guide the Foundation’s work to support community solutions and catalyze meaningful conversations about what it means to live in a healthy community. The Foundation will use findings from the poll to guide its grantmaking and establish benchmarks to track its progress.
What Matters More to Your Health Than the Fate of ObamaCare
Sacramento Bee October 31, 2016
When It Comes to Health, a Tale of Many Californias
New York Times October 22, 2016
What Does Your Neighborhood Do For You?
KCRW October 20, 2016
We Want Much More From our Neighborhoods
Sacramento Bee October 19, 2016
Health Isn’t Just a System, It’s a Community
Zócalo Public Square October 19, 2016