A Spotlight On The Quality Of Life

Spearheaded by United Way of Santa Cruz County, the Community Assessment Project (CAP) is a collaborative effort of nonprofits, businesses, public agencies, and the community working together to improve the quality of life in Santa Cruz County.

The C.A.P. assesses the quality of life across six subject areas:

  • Economy
  • Education
  • Health
  • Public Safety
  • Social Environment
  • Natural Environment

How Is C.A.P. 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

2018 C.A.P. Presents: Children & Youth Well-Being Spotlight (PDF)

Community Assessment Project