Simple Measures Show Potential for Well-Being and Equity in the US

100 Million Healthier Lives Releases New Measures to Improve Health, Well-Being, and Equity Supported by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Boston, MA — June 3, 2019 — June is marked by high school graduations across the US, and as students and families celebrate, researchers from public health and other fields are taking note of differences in graduation rates across communities. Whether someone graduates from high school in the US is a strong predictor of one’s future health and life expectancy, as well as their community’s overall wealth and health.

That’s why high school graduation rates are among nine core measures included in the newly developed Well-Being in the Nation (WIN) Measurement Framework: Measures for Improving Health, Well-Being, and Equity Across Sectors released today by 100 Million Healthier Lives, convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and in partnership with the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), an advisory committee to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Read the full press release.