Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


Aspire Health is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with community partners to improve the health and well-being for residents in Monterey County. In Monterey County, about 50% of the adult population is affected with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Aspire Health provides a free diabetes education module to students in Monterey County grade K-12, where they learn about diabetes and how to make healthier lifestyle choices. The project consisted of launching a texting feature that provided resources on diabetes. The purpose was to raise awareness and education about diabetes in Monterey County by providing local resources on diabetes with the collaboration of United Way of Monterey County. Getting the texting feature launched by the first week of October was not possible. Aspire Health continues to work with United Way to get the texting feature launched. Aspire Health can continue to collaborate with local partners to fight the epidemic of diabetes.