Five places. Five metrics. Five years.

How do you get to Wellville? There are many roads and help from visionaries who've made great strides creating places where people enjoy healthier lives. Yet the Way to Wellville remains mostly unexplored.

That’s why HICCup is sponsoring The Way to Wellville, a national challenge among five communities over five years to make significant, visible and lasting improvement in five measures of health and economic vitality. In the end, we’ll map new paths for entire communities to make changes that result in healthier people and places.

Communities were required to submit a completed application in May 2014 to be considered for The Way to Wellville challenge. After reviewing 42 applications from 26 states, HICCup selected the Wellville Five communities in August 2014.

HICCup is a nonprofit founded by angel investor Esther Dyson to encourage a rethinking of how we produce health. Working together in Wellville, we will show the world how collective investment and action can return healthy dividends for communities – and their investors.

Join our expedition and you’ll never be on the road alone. We’re adding a network of traveling partners to help with data, solutions and sustainable investment models – including funders and investors seeking better health and financial returns. And we’re connecting the Wellville Five – and many more communities in Greater Wellville – to share everything they learn on the path...for the benefit of current and future Wellvilles.

Tell us how you can help point the Way to Wellville!