Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Salud Para La Gente is a non-profit agency that provides healthcare services to low-income families. Its main focus is to provide low-cost, high-quality healthcare in Santa Cruz and Monterey County. As of today, SLPG has a total of eleven clinics throughout the region. They have become devoted to working with patients to make the community a healthier one. The main issue is that the majority of low-income patients are not receiving proper healthcare services due to the lack of health insurance. According to US. Census 2017, Watsonville has 78.6% of people in the labor force which of only 59% has health insurance and 13% don’t have any type of health insurance coverage. The goal was to create a survey in which patients would answer questions regarding their demographics and the healthcare they were receiving. The purpose was to understand patient's responses and determine how to improve the overall performances of the clinic. Only twenty-one surveys were completed and results were shocking.

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