- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: Social health is a !Indicator | Indicators | measuring | metrics | indicator | indicators | Measured | trends | baseline | status | profile of a healthy economy. Healthy communities create stability, create networks of trust, foster learning and networking, and are critical for innovation. They attract skilled workers, who are critical to competitiveness. They are therefore recognised as the "engines of nations," and it is important to develop quality of life factors and provide social infrastructure. This includes addressing issues such as racial tension, poverty, employment and housing issues, social exclusion. drug abuse and domestic violence.