Children can’t learn when they’re sick. And good health is key to maintaining financial stability, and, later in life, independence. Education, income and health – It’s all interconnected. And by working together, we can improve people’s health and quality of life – and that’s good for all of us.
This Bold Goal measure allows us to monitor progress toward the community goal of 70% reporting excellent or very good health by 2020. Research has demonstrated that how people rate their own health is remarkably predictive of mortality. Adults who rate themselves lower in health may also be experiencing reduced quality of life, including challenges with education and employment.