WELL for Life at Stanford

Building the science to improve and sustain health and wellbeing globally

Well for Life Initiative

WELL is a cutting-edge effort to help us understand and improve wellbeing for everyone. Medicine has long focused on how to diagnose and treat disease, but WELL is using a new approach focused on wellbeing to improve lifestyle behaviors and health.  

Why Join WELL?

  • Be one of the 10,000 participants in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Access exclusive wellbeing content from experts in the research community
  • Compare your wellbeing results with people like you
  • Help increase our understanding of wellbeing 
  • Assist Stanford in creating interventions that can improve local and global health


Wellbeing and Heart Health

February is National Heart Health Month! The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) was founded with a grant exploring factors contributing to heart disease and this work continues today. We now know heart health is impacted by more than diet and exercise, but stress, emotions you experience, relationships, and meditation may also have an impact.

Check out our social media to learn more about how these factors could influence you.

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Who are we?

WELL for Life is a new and cutting-edge study at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC). Researchers at SPRC have focused on chronic disease prevention and health promotion for decades.

Free Membership

We will never charge you, ask for a credit card, or ask you to make a purchase. 

The Wellbeing Survey

Our online survey can be completed in about 30-40 minutes, and will ask about a variety of factors that may impact your wellbeing. You can stop the survey and return to it at any time. 

Personalized Feedback

Each completed survey gives you customized feedback based on your results and/or quality information about the relevant topic. More complete surveys give more accurate feedback and access to informational content. 

Your Role at WELL

We will ask you to complete the wellbeing survey once each year. You will receive emails from us when we publish new content that you may be interested in. You are not obligated to respond and can stop participating at any time. 

Data Protection

Your information is protected by Stanford, HIPAA, and federal regulations. We will never share your identifying information without your consent. 

Who can join?

Anyone 18 or older who lives in the US is invited. We would like to have people from all walks of life join us- sick, healthy, old, young, men, women, and anyone else is invited. 

How do you join?

Click “Join Now” and complete the informed consent form, which will provide you with details about your participation. Within the hour you will receive an email granting you access to the WELL portal.