Quality of Life in Hawai‘i

Quality of Life in Hawai‘i is an initiative that measures and tracks community well-being over time. Quality of life is an outcome of the interaction of various living conditions that shape the shared experience of individuals and families in their communities. Policy makers, scholars, and citizens in many communities across the nation and abroad assess communities' collective well-being and make informed decisions by monitoring quality of life indicators over time. In collaboration with Aloha United Way and Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, the Center on the Family published the Quality of Life in Hawai‘i Reports in 2005 and 2009.

This initiative aims to develop a comprehensive quality of life framework that measures key factors in the economic, education, environment, health, housing and transportation, and social domains of the community. Using official government statistics and other reliable data, the quality of life report reveals where our state is today compared to the national average and our recent past. It also shows county differences by presenting county-level indicators. The Quality of Life in Hawai‘i report is designed to invite discussion on how the positive aspects of Hawai‘i's living conditions can be preserved and how negative aspects can be curtailed in the effort to attain and sustain a high quality of life for all community members.

For more information, contact
Dr. Sarah Yuan, Principal Investigator, at sarah.yuan@hawaii.edu

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