What People Are Saying About WIN

What Early Adopters Are Saying About the Well-being in the Nation Framework

“It is time that this nation has a system and infrastructure to hold ourselves accountable for population-level impact. Well-being in the Nation will become the backbone for how the country advances the vital conditions for intergenerational well-being.”

—Tyler Norris, Chief Executive, Well Being Trust

“The WIN Framework serves as an invaluable backbone for the Healthiest Communities rankings developed by U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation. The evidence-based framework, developed by leading population health experts, gave us a running start when we began developing our new county-level rankings, which have been incredibly well-received and are now going into their second year.”

—Steve Sternberg, Assistant Managing Editor, US News & World Report Healthiest Communities Rankings

“The National Councils on Aging’s Mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Our specific goal is measurable improvements in the well-being of 50 million older adults by 2030.

Our core strategy is to talk about what matters, measure what matters, learn what works and bring to scale what works best. We will promote the use of the Well-being in the Nation Framework because the holistic measures resonate well with older adults, their caregivers, and organizations that serve them.”

—James Firman, President/CEO, National Councils on Aging

“It has been a real pleasure to work with dozens of organizations around the country through the process facilitated by 100 Million Healthier Lives for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. At the American Heart Association, we will be applying the WIN measurement approach to our strategic planning and evaluation framework to reach our 2030 goal and so we can understand our contribution to the health and well-being of our nation.”

—Kim Stitzel, Senior Vice-President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation (CHME), American Heart Association

“Public health officials use data to validate the actions they take to improve population health. Issues such as homelessness, income and racial inequality, and barriers to services to address individual and community social and behavioral health access all influence each other as attributes of population health. ASTHO can use the WIN Measurement Framework of collecting multiple disparate but connecting data elements to substantiate where public health must focus their efforts and resources so that health equity can be achieved.”

—Mary Ann Cooney, Chief, Health Systems Transformation, Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

“Achieving well-being in our nation is an undertaking that aspires to nothing less that our nation’s founding beliefs about liberty and happiness for all. We can think of no other route toward this ambition than that of authentic and heartfelt collaborations. The WIN Framework offers us the underpinning for collective well-being success. Collaborations, by definition, call on us to create something new in the company of kindred spirits. It has been our privilege to add our voice to many others who envision a vital and growing role for the private sector as a partner in community health improvement. It is only through continuous monitoring and review of measures that matter to employers and community stewards alike that we will know if our collaborations are building a national culture of health.”

—Karen Moseley, President, the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and Paul E. Terry, Senior Fellow, HERO

“We have so much to learn about what truly creates well-being — but we cannot do that learning if we do not begin by having some simple, powerful measures that help us understand whether well-being is developing. This measurement framework, curated from hundreds of organizations and change makers and community residents about what well-being means to them, offers a pathway for us to learn together as a country and to change. The WIN framework will serve as the cornerstone of our efforts to learn about well-being in 100 Million Healthier Lives.

—Somava Saha Stout, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Executive Lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives

“Too often change makers drown in data about every disease, body part, and detail of our troubled health system. Instead, the WIN framework gathers a small set of systemic measures that all serious stewards may use when establishing the vital conditions that we all depend on for our health and well-being.”

—Bobby Milstein, Director, System Strategy, ReThink Health

"Ascertaining and improving the well-being of the nation will require thoughtful, robust, and comprehensive measures — measures that take into account a broader vision for health rooted in our nation’s diverse communities and neighborhoods. This report gets to the heart of both the problem and the solution — health and well-being can never be distilled down to just the absence or presence of a disease, but must be more inclusive of community data, which has all too often been disregarded as too cumbersome to collect.”

—Benjamin F. Miller, Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust

“The Well-being in the Nation framework looks beyond a screening of a physical or behavioral health symptom to help us understand how a person feels about themselves as a whole person. It resonates with our community of providers across sectors and we believe it can be helpful on a population and individual level. How amazing would it be to say, ‘We improved a community’s well-being, a state's well-being, and ultimately the well-being of the person I have been treating for three years.’”

—Elizabeth Romero, Director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Delaware

“In our work supporting communities grappling with local data, a common question is: what measures can and should we use to measure our shared work addressing the social determinants? The Well-being in the Nation Framework represents a great answer: comprehensive, evidence-based, as simple as possible, and flexible enough for future growth.”

—Peter Eckart, Co-Director, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), Illinois Public Health Institute

"I participated in the development of the Well-Being in the Nation framework. It has the potential to align multiple and sometimes competing well-intentioned efforts to focus energy on improving the health, well-being and equity of our communities with a shared, structured measurement framework."

—Matt Stiefel, Sr. Director, Care Management Institute Center for Population Health, Kaiser Permanente, 100 Million Healthier Lives Measurement Team

For more information, or to become a partner, email 100MLives@ihi.org.