Enhancing Well-Being Measurement in Health Research, Clinical Care, and Population Health Promotion

Date: June 14, 2021

Event Description

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The Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health convened a virtual meeting on June 14, 2021, to discuss potential strategies to improve measurement of holistic well-being outcomes in research, clinical care, and population health promotion. The meeting provided a forum in which researchers and other stakeholders could learn about different approaches to measuring well-being, as well as the relevance of measuring well-being within different organizational contexts and populations.

Entitled “Enhancing Well-Being Measurement in Health Research, Clinical Care, and Population Health Promotion,” the meeting brought together many prominent leaders in the field of well-being measurement research to discuss the state of the science.

Panel topics included:

  • Why is well-being important to assess?
  • What aspects of well-being are most important to assess?
  • What are the different approaches for measuring well-being?

Three breakout sessions focused on the following topics:

  • Aspects of well-being that are important to consider in health research, clinical care, and population health promotion
  • Ways to promote more attention to well-being measurement in health research, clinical care, and population health promotion
  • Well-being as a “common language” to promote equity across diverse populations