The Los Angeles Times says Santa Monica officials are seeking a grant to create the nation's first municipal well-being index.
City officials and Rand Corp. researchers propose tracking the physical health, social connectedness and community resilience of residents.
Santa Monica made the proposal in hopes of winning a $5 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant. It's one of 20 Mayors Challenge finalists named last week.
The city has already completed a youth well-being study that found most students were healthy and felt safe at school.