Center for Social Well-Being and Development


The Center for Social Well-Being and Development (CSWD) is a chartered center at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.  CSWD works globally to promote the understanding and use of a social-ecological approach to support positive health and social outcomes to reduce vulnerability.  The idea of social well-being draws from the World Health Organization's definition of health:  "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."  

CSWD focuses on a wide range of health, education, gender, age, social and family factors, and relies on a social-ecological approach to understanding and addressing global health and development issues.  Please learn more about us on Twitter @cswdgw and our website at ​