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Stanford WELL for Life
VISION: To improve and sustain health and well-being globally
MISSION: To accelerate the science of well-being

Stanford WELL for Life (WELL) is a cutting-edge study at Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) that is shifting the lens of chronic disease prevention to focus on understanding and enhancing well-being. What does it mean to be well and what can we do to increase one's well-being?

SPRC defines well-being as "a holistic synthesis of a person's biological, psychological, and spiritual experiences, resulting from interplay between individuals and their social, economic, and physical environments that promotes living a fulfilling life".

WELL is a global longitudinal study that uses novel methods to understand, measure, and promote multiple dimensions of well-being, the synthesis of each person’s biological, psychological, and spiritual experiences.

Our goal is to understand and measure well-being across countries and cultures. To date, we have recruited 31,625 participants from five study sites, including 6,780 from the US (mostly from the Bay Area), 10,290 from Hangzhou, China, 3,033 from New Taipei City, Taiwan, 9,300 from Singapore, and 2,184 from Bangkok, Thailand

WELL Highlights

WELL Domains, Scores, and Flowers

Learn more about the WELL Domains and Scores, and WELL Flowers. Click links below.
WELL Domains and Scores and WELL Flowers

Wearable Pilot Study

Wearable Technology, Gut Microbiome, GPS and Well-being Pilot Study. To Learn more about this study HERE

COVID-19 Well-Being Study

See updates from our COVID-19 WELL-Being Study HERE

Monthly Newsletters

View November Newsletter HERE and see the rest of our monthly newsletters HERE

Year in Review

View our 2020 Year in Review HERE. 2021 is coming soon!

WELL for Life

What is WELL for Life?

  • Get access to resources, and tips to improve your well-being from Stanford experts
  • Learn to improve your nutrition, physical activity, social relationships, sleep, stress management skills, and more
  • Contribute to the science of well-being, health, and wellness

WELL for Life

Become a Member

To get started, complete the WELL for Life survey!

Already a member?

Who are we?

WELL for Life is a cutting-edge study at Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC). WELL is shifting the lens of chronic disease prevention by focusing on well-being. What does it mean to be well and how can we intervene to increase one's well-being?

Who can join?

Anyone 18 or older 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 Stanford WELL for Life” above 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. 

Free Membership

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

Your Role at WELL

We will ask you to complete the well-being 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. 

The Well-being 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. 

Data Protection

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

What have we accomplished in 2020?

Check out our research, new sites, new projects and more! 2020 has been an unforgettable year with new publications, new sites and improved recruitment (Bangkok, Thailand and Changhua City, Taiwan), community outreach events, new student researchers and post doctoral fellows, and other research projects. We have reached new heights with our research and we are proud of the many advances we have made. 

How nutritious is your diet?

Did you know all WELL participants who complete the Stanford WELL for Life Scale get access to the Food Frequency Questionnaire for free? The FFQ is one of the best tools to measure the nutrition in your diet, and delivers feedback as accurate as one year of recording every meal! Once you complete the scale click on How well do you eat?  under the Surveys heading to assess your nutrition.

How has your well-being changed?

Has it been 1 year since you completed the Stanford WELL for Life Survey? If it has, you're in luck! Log back into your account and take it again to start comparing your well-being scores over time. You can view them in the Reports tab. You will notice new features that make completing the survey faster and easier. We also added resources and challenges for you to use throughout your well-being journey!

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