The Athens Wellbeing Project (AWP) is an unprecedented collaboration among several Athens-Clarke County area Institutional Partners and Community Stakeholders.

Institutional Partners are primary funders providing financial assistance as well as organizational and operational support to the project. These partners include the Athens Area Community Foundation, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, ACC Department of Housing and Community Development, ACC Police Department, Clarke County School District, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Health Care System, the Athens Housing Authority and the University of Georgia

Community Stakeholders are project sponsors providing strategic support and leadership to AWP, these stakeholders include Family Connection-Communities in Schools, Envision Athens and the United Way of Northeast Georgia.

AWP is accomplishing this mission through the collection and analysis of longitudinal data, including:

1) Representative sample data of Athens-Clarke County households; and

 2) Secondary data collected and analyzed at varying levels of geographic specification, (e.g. U.S. Census American Community Survey, Georgia Department of Public Health Data, and Clarke County School District Data).

2019 TEDx UGA Talk Featuring the Athens Wellbeing Project

In this talk, Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams invites us to use a strength-based approach to overcome barriers to community wellbeing.

Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams is an assistant professor of health policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia and is the Principal Investigator of the Athens Wellbeing Project.