Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services, concentration in Public Administration and Public Health


Salinas Community YMCA is part of the regional Central Coast YMCA that provides services to youth and adults. The broader health problem is that the rates of prediabetes in Monterey County are too high among adults with nearly half having the disease. The agency problem that this project addresses is the community of Salinas does not know about the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which has resulted in low enrollment. This educational outreach project consisted of tabling events held at three Salinas pharmacies, providing information on the DPP and the risks for diabetes. The expected outcome is to increase awareness of the DPP. The project findings indicate that the community is generally not aware of the DPP, but participants indicated an interest in learning more about it. The agency recommendation is to provide more tabling events, focused on people with diabetes to spread the word about the DPP to family and friends.