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Explore the six principles in action with inspiring examples, resources and guiding questions: 

Principle 1: Start with what matters to people: wellbeing

When we start with wellbeing, we have a higher likelihood of creating policies, programs and systems that give everyone a fair shot.

How to start with wellbeing

Principle 2: Design and implement with, not for

To ensure we’re creating equitable access to wellbeing, we have to involve the community in the design of programs, policies and initiatives.

HOW TO DESIGN WITH, NOT FOR

Principle 3: Heal and regenerate

Communities have been harmed by the status quo of systems in our country. To move forward, we must recognize and heal those harms.

HOW TO HEAL AND REGENERATE

Principle 4: Foster social connections and social capital

Instead of adding more programs, how can we strengthen relationships in communities and support people in helping other people?

HOW TO FOSTER SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

Principle 5: Span boundaries

When we seek uncommon partners and work together to span the boundaries that might silo or divide us, we get closer to a fair shot for all.

HOW TO SPAN BOUNDARIES

Principle 6: Build (on) assets and innovation

We don’t always need to create something new. What innovative solutions emerge when we build on what’s already working in communities?

HOW TO BUILD ON ASSETS AND INNOVATION