The Community Well-Being Warriors Challenge is an opportunity to shine a light on people, businesses and organizations intentionally working to support healthy living/well-being in the communities they serve by creating conditions for every person in their community to live the healthiest life possible.
What is Community Well-Being?
- Community well-being is a philosophy that recognizes that everyone has a role in supporting the overall health of our communities. It asks the question: What are we doing to improve health for the folks we care for? At its core, the practice of community well-being recognizes that no matter what our profession or role, we can all can do something to remove obstacles to healthy living in our communities.
What is this “Challenge” For?
- Whether we know it or not, many of us are already practicing community well-being. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nurse, a firefighter, a parent, or a custodian, you play an important role in supporting the health of your community. Our goal is to shine a light on people, organizations and businesses whose efforts support healthy outcomes for their communities and those who identify and remove obstacles to people’s access to well-being and healthy living.
Who is a Community Well-Being Warrior?
- Any person, business, organization, or network committed to fostering healthy living in their community. You don’t have to be a doctor to care for your community’s health. If you’re learning to apply racial equity in your life, that’s community well-being. If your organization connects people to sustainable employment, that’s also community well-being. Or if your business donates art supplies to local youth centers, that’s community well-being, too. It could be as simple as someone trying to organizing potluck dinners or tree planting with your neighbors.
Who should participate?
- People, businesses and organizations working to support healthy living/well-being in the communities they serve by creating conditions for every person in their community to live the healthiest life possible.
- For example:
- Nonprofits like The Ella Baker Center in Oakland
- Community leaders tackling issues like homelessness, youth employment and civic engagement like BYP100
- Businesses making notable contributions to their communities like Litehouse Grill in Chicago which donates meals to homeless folks.
- Even individuals or informal groups who are trying to organize a contribution or action that connects and supports people around them like Meetups for walking or hiking or connecting new moms.
How do I participate?
- We’re compiling a list of community well-being warriors with the hope of amplifying their stories through social media and the press and inspire others. All you need to do is fill out this form, identify whom you’d like to uplift as a community well-being warrior and why, share a picture, contact info and that’s it!
- They should also share an image, bio, and/or website of the person they’re nominating so we can have more info.
- Write a summary explaining why you’re nominating this person, or share a 60-second video explaining the same.
- Shine a light on the folks working to strengthen your communities, care for others, and build a healthier world.
- We’re compiling a list of community well-being warriors with the hope of amplifying their stories and gaining more recognition for their fantastic work. The final list will be shared on our blog, promoted throughout the WEB Network, and beyond!
- Participants will gain access to and visibility among our dynamic network of equity-driven folks working to innovate solutions to obstacles impacting the well-being of our communities.
- Participants will feel seen for the work they’re doing and hopefully inspire others to consider their role in supporting the health and well-being of their communities.
Can I nominate myself?
- Definitely! Fill out this form and let us know why you see yourself as a community well-being warrior.
Who is eligible to participate?
We define community well-being broadly on purpose as we are looking to gather and connect a diversity of approaches, disciplines, sectors and warriors. The only requirements are that you do not use the Challenge to promote any specific business, product, or candidate or elected official and all nominations must be over 18 years of age.
What is the process?
- Nominate a well-being warrior HERE before the deadline.
- Tell others! Help spread the word by sharing the Well-Being Warriors Challenge throughout your network via social media or email.
- If the nomination meets the criteria, the WEB Network will follow up with the nominee to inform them and secure permission.
- Stay Connected to WEB Network to receive further announcements and promotion of the Well-Being Warriors once the Challenge closes.
What is the timeline?
- The Challenge will run from May 30, 2019 through June 29, 2019.
For all other questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.