Assembly 2018, San Diego | June 10-12

Well Being Legacy Dialogue

Due to a family situation of the host of the Well Being Legacy Dialogue, we regret that the sessions on Sunday and Monday have been cancelled.

Sunday, June 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday, June 11, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

How can we catalyze aligned action around what it takes to create and sustain community conditions for intergenerational well-being? What might a transpartisan platform of policies, practices and investments for intergenerational well-being look like? Explore and contribute to these questions while learning about an emerging national conversation in this interactive dialogue session led by Tyler Norris, chief executive of Well Being Trust.

We are at a pivotal moment in history — amidst mounting challenges, partisan gridlock, and deep despair among many. In far too many communities, the "pathways for potentiation" are broken and under-delivering. We need longer-term systems-change work to transform vital conditions across the nation — basic needs for health and safety; lifelong learning; meaningful work and wealth; humane housing; a stable environment; reliable transportation; and a sense of belonging and power to shape our common world — for all persons to have the opportunity to realize their fullest potential for health and well-being.

Well Being Trust, with an emerging partnership of national organizations, is embarking upon a process of looking to and learning from leaders and communities across the nation that have already begun to advance policies, practices and investments for enhancing these seven vital conditions for intergenerational well-being. This session will introduce seven vital conditions for well-being; explore how these conditions relate to well-being outcomes; invite participants to identify and discuss how their work helps create the conditions for intergenerational well-being; and explore practical opportunities for advancing associated policy and investment strategies.

We have no say in the choices made by our predecessors — their legacies are the starting points for our lives. However, we possess enormous capacity to transform current and future conditions — for better or for worse. The question is: what are leaders across the country doing now — or could they do — to secure these vital conditions for ourselves and for generations to come? What will be our legacy?


Tyler Norris, M.Div., is CEO, Well Being Trust, an impact philanthropy with a mission to advance the mental, social and spiritual health of the nation. Over the past three decades, Tyler has shaped health and development initiatives in hundreds of communities in the U.S and globally. He has served as a social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places. Previously, Tyler served as vice president, Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, where he led “anchor institution" work, applying all organizational assets to impact economic, social and environmental determinants. He previously served as founding president of Community Initiatives, and as founding board chair of Community Commons, a GIS data mapping platform. In recent years, Tyler has served as a board member and/or advisor to the Convergence Partnership; Enterprise Community Partners; CalMHSA; Public Health Institute and the YMCA of the USA. Previously, he helped open the Abraham Path through the heart of the Middle East, and led the Kuhiston Foundation that helped establish the national park system in Tajikistan. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Executive Program, earned a master of divinity degree from Naropa University, and has a bachelor’s degree in World Political Economy from Colorado College.

More on Well Being Trust:
Well Being Trust is a national foundation dedicated to advancing a vision of a nation where everyone is well — in mental, social, and spiritual health.

Well Being Trust is working to transform health care so that it treats people from a more comprehensive and whole-health perspective. To accomplish this, Well Being Trust is establishing and advancing a comprehensive agenda for policies, programs, investment, multisector engagement and other solutions to address the underlying drivers of disease and pain so everyone can achieve their fullest potential.

We are engaging organizations across sectors and perspectives to advance policy, integrate and transform delivery, and apply evidence-based strategies to advance the community conditions that shape well-being.

Launched by Providence St. Joseph Health in 2016 as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity with an initial seed endowment of $100 million, Well Being Trust is now investing in approaches that have the potential to model the way forward.