Well Being Trust is an impact philanthropy dedicated to advancing the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation. Created to include participation from organizations across sectors and perspectives, Well Being Trust is committed to innovating and addressing the most critical mental health challenges facing America, and to transforming individual and community well-being. www.wellbeingtrust.org
Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America
Across America and Beyond, our quest to thrive has grown more difficult as we struggle and suffer through spiraling crises. Generations before us have endured sweeping adversity and sometimes found the strength to make great strides toward well-being and justice.
This Springboard shows how the immense resilience in America’s communities can propel us to organize local and nationwide action around one unifying and measurable expectation: All people and places thriving. No exceptions.
America’s movement for well-being and justice can never be codified in a single playbook. Yet, it can spring forward with great force and direction if we pursue our priorities, together, to make change happen where it counts.
“Mental health and addiction issues touch every one of us—either directly or through someone we love. The consequences of trauma, violence, and exclusion threaten our well-being, and undercut our freedom to flourish. We all have healing to do, even as some of us suffer disproportionately as a result of systemic inequities borne by our race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socio-economic status.
“It’s time we recognize that whatever may divide us, that which connects us is greater still. Let us turn to one another and listen, learn, recover and find new ways to heal, thrive and grow our collective resilience. Our lives, families and nation depend on it,”
Tyler Norris, CEO, Well Being Trust
How could this Springboard guide your own work?
Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America is a project of Well Being Trust, coordinated with Community Initiatives and ReThink Health. This project conducted between May and June 2020 is an evolving work. Support for the project was provided by the CDC Foundation.