Santa Cruz County Community Assessment Project
The Community Assessment Project (CAP) is a multi-year initiative to measure and improve the quality of life in Santa Cruz County. ASR was contracted by the United Way of Santa Cruz County to conduct this longitudinal community assessment. Specific activities have included quality-of-life indicator creation, in-depth telephone surveys (conducted in English and Spanish) of nearly 800 local residents biennially, extensive data compilation and analysis, and facilitation of a collaborative of over thirty community organizations.
In 2018, the CAP released a special report exploring the well-being of children and youth, ages 0-24, in the county. Find the full report below as well as a link to a dynamic data dashboard.
2018 Children and Youth Well-being Spotlight
CAP Year 23
Click on the report cover image to open an interactive PDF to engage with the comprehensive report and executive summary.
How is CAP data being used?
Goal setting | Strategic plan development | Expansion planning | Grantwriting support | Presentation development | Local reporting | Program planning | Product development | Single source for many secondary data sources | Topic specific profile development | Resource tool as a community snapshot | Understanding community needs for action | Initiative measures, evaluation, and advocacy | Community benefit reporting | Aligning with Social Determinants of Health | Viewing trends over time | Tracking disparities among different profiles (ethnicity, income, etc.) | Championing causes and raising awareness
Community Survey Profiles
Click on a tile below to explore the 2017 community survey data by report section across 7 profiles using dynamic data dashboards.