At its core, Community 3.0 is about health and well-being, both individually and collectively. We must embrace a civic policy that is centered around improving the human condition of all our fellow citizens, no matter what their socioeconomic level. Each resident, and Community 3.0 Member, must have the opportunity where they live to better themselves physically, mentally and socially in order to realize their dreams and aspirations.
While all of us have goals and a vision of a destination; life is really the experience of getting there … the journey. This journey is best traveled on one’s own terms with personal agency engaging positively with those around us. The higher our levels of engagement are – the stronger we become; physically, mentally and socially. Engagement creates self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is defined as the extent one believes in their own ability to complete tasks and reach goals. The more a person believes their actions will help their situation, the more they are likely to do. And the more they do, the more they’ll feel what they’re doing is helping – creating a cascade of positive results and well-being. Our focus should be then not be on our destination in life … but rather our ability to push forward on our journey, and enchancing the experience along way.
The 3.0 Health Map and Three Pillars of Well-being
Many organizations have created models that attempt to quantify your health and well-being. There are assessments that determine your real age (physiological speaking); assessments that claim how self-actualized you are and assessments that gauge your emotional intelligence (EQ). The range is endless.
At Community 3.0, we’ve created a model that not so much assesses where you’re at; but rather maps your ability to affect change in your health and well-being, and how these changes will modify the terms of our own personal journey of life.
The 3.0 Health Map consists of a list of Topics and answer options that aims to address various areas of behavior. From your answers we can attribute you a score for each of the three pillars; physical, mental and social. Your answers relating to a specific Topic may affect more than one pillar. For example, alcohol consumption can affect both your physical and mental health (and possibly even you socially). Listed below are the Topics we used to determine each pillar score and your overall score.
- How do you start the day
- What best describes the type of food you eat
- How much and how often do you eat
- How is your sleep
- How much do you move around throughout the day
- What is your formal workout routine like
- How do relax
- How organized are you
- How much do you believe in self-efficacy
- What’s your relationship with doctors
- How tuned in are you to current events
- How much and what do you read
- Are you a caregiver
- What are you doing to improve your professional situation
- What is your relationship with nature
- How are your relationships with those close to you
- How would describe your interactions with strangers
- How much do you volunteer – formally or informally
- What is your civic life like
- Do you smoke
- How would you describe your relationship with alcohol
- Do you do drugs other than marijuana
- What is your prescription drug routine
- How much do you gamble
We don’t stop with a score though.
Imagine if you had a virtual assistant that gathered ways you could engage you to identity and address improvement areas and develop your assets and strengths – all while bettering the community you live in. These engagements would be sorted, prioritized and nudged you to do things that best helped your physical, mental and social self. From the answers you give us related to each Topic above, the 3.0 virtual navigator makes suggestions of activities and engagements with the Front Porches and merchants in the Community 3.0 network to help guide you on your journey of civic contribution and better personal health and well-being.
Upon signing up as a 3.0 Member we ask you to fill out The 3.0 Health Map. From this, your 3.0 virtual navigator will identify Engagement Nudges, suggestions to help you improve your agency within each pillar by prompting you to engage uniquely with yourself physically, mentally and socially with family and friends or even strangers through serendipitous encounters in your community.
As you journey through the 3.0 world, you will be encouraged to join the network of participating Merchants and other community organizations (Front Porches). Every morning and evening you will receive an email guide of six Engagement Nudges from the Front Porches you’re networked with as well as those coming directly from Community 3.0. They could include a reminder from your doctor, a special deal from your favorite neighborhood restaurant or even an alert of a volunteer opportunity in your community.
Being well is not just something you do … it must be a basic function of your life’s journey, like breathing. Community 3.0 provides you with a navigation vehicle that conditions your decision-making process … giving you the opportunity to automatically act healthy and enriching through a ubiquitous immersion of positive nudges as you venture on your journey through life.
Community 3.0‘s efforts to improve the human condition is further detailed at the initiative’s dedicated site here, “Engagement For A Purpose.”