Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade. It includes a national goal of increasing social and community support. People’s relationships and interactions with family, friends, co-workers, and community members can have a major impact on their health and well-being.
This indicator measures the proportion of older adults in California who agree or strongly agree that people in their community are willing to help each other, as self-reported on the California Health Interview Survey. Increasing this proportion and reducing disparities is a key indicator of progress toward Goal 3 of the Master Plan for Aging. Check out the Inclusion and Equity, Not Isolation Goal Page to explore dynamic visualizations and view more detailed data related to this topic.
To learn more about our data sources and methodologies, please see the Data Dashboard for Aging - About the Data Technical Guide.