Date

5-2021

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Social work

Abstract

CSUMB’s Community Health Engagement program provides social support services for low-income and homeless people who live in the Chinatown area in Salinas; including counseling, case management, housing navigation, and street outreach. The macro level health problem is that individuals who live in the homeless community have a higher exposure risk to illnesses (including COVID-19) and have a shorter life span compared to the general population. The micro level problem is that the homeless people in Chinatown lack education and awareness of their risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. The purpose of the project was to increase the knowledge of the homeless community of the risk for COVID-19 by creating and distributing information flyers for people to learn about how to keep themselves safe including how to properly wear masks, practice social distancing and wash their hands, and other CDC practices to protect themselves. The expected outcome was to increase their knowledge about how to prevent COVID-19 infection. The agency can keep informing the clients about new updates and information about COVID-19 that comes out.

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