The Athens Wellbeing Project (AWP), led by Dr. Grace Bagwell-Adams of UGA’s School of Public Health, has just released the findings of its second round of data gathering which concluded in 2018. The first round of data collection occurred in 2016. The Athens Wellbeing Project team consisted of multiple UGA professors, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as local neighborhood leaders, who were involved in data collection. The information collected centers upon five major domains: housing, health, education, community safety, and civic vitality.
In total, data was collected from a representative sample of 1,089 households. The findings from this study will serve as valuable tools to inform policy-making decisions and interventions across Athens-Clarke County.
A link to the Athens Wellbeing Project’s website can be found here. The link to a recent presentation on the findings can be found here. The full data from AWP Version 2.0 is expected to debut on the Athens Wellbeing Project’s website soon.