Leading for Outcomes - Measuring our Results
The 100 Million Healthier Lives Well-being Survey provided data.
We added two questions specific to Waterville to the 100 Million Healthier Lives Wellbeing Survey:
“I am able to get healthy food in my community.” Always, Usually, Sometimes, Rarely, Never
“Members of this community care about each other.” Completely, Mostly, Somewhat, Not at all
Community members completed 152 surveys at events in 2016, and 59 surveys, as of April 2017.
In 2016, one in five local people surveyed (20%) are rarely or only sometimes able to get healthy food.
In 2016, more than two in five local people surveyed (44%) said that community members care about each other only “somewhat” or “not at all.”
Waterville can do better and we will.
The Healthy Waterville initiative will continue from 2017 through 2019, thanks to the generosity of the Maine Health Access Foundation.