Community Belonging Measurement Project

Community Belonging Measurement Project

Jackilen Shannon
Brianne Kothari
Shannon Lipscomb
Camilla Dohlman
Kaitlin Greene
Christina Jaderholm
Beth Phelps
Organizational Affiliation(s)
Oregon State University
Oregon Health Science University
Central Oregon Health Council
Publication Date


This community-based project measures belonging and resilience in a representative sample of Central Oregonians. We began by developing and pilot testing a survey, with input from community members across 20 local organizations serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. A baseline community-wide survey and focus groups with culturally-specific groups will be administered in 2023. Findings will be co-interpreted with community partners to guide strategies and investments to strengthen belonging and resilience. The team is seeking funds to conduct a follow-up measure two years later and provide guidance on repeating the measure in the future.

*This study is ongoing or in progress. For the most recent results, contact the study contact listed below. 

Contact info

Shannon Lipscomb