BHM Community
Assessment Project

Black Health Matters Initiative Call to Action: Survey Participation

We want your input!

The United Way of Santa Cruz County and the Santa Cruz County Black Health Matters Initiative are continuing the work of increasing the visibility of the social determinants of health impacting Black/African Americans and the African Diaspora in Santa Cruz County, following the release of the “Making the Invisible, Visible” data snapshot in 2020. We are seeking community input that will inform a more in-depth report that explores the issues impacting quality of life for this community. The resulting insights may help local agencies, organizations, and the community understand how to address any inequities facing this group of historically excluded people. Community input will be gathered during a series of focus groups, and via a community survey.

You are invited to participate in the community survey (August 13 – 27, 2021) because you are someone who brings an informed perspective on what it means to be Black/African American and live, work and/or go to school in this county.

If you are interested to take the survey, please click the link below. You will be asked to complete an ‘informed consent’ form (for yourself and/or your young adult child) and respond to a few screening questions. While we value all perspectives, for this survey we want to hear from people who identify as Black/African American or of the African Diaspora, and live, work or go to school in Santa Cruz County. There will be weekly drawings for a gift card for online survey participants! We look forward to you participating in the community online survey!

Making the Invisible Visible

Santa Cruz County Black/ African American Health Snapshot
The BHM Initiative is proud to partner with United Way, Community Assessment Project on this critical centering of Black/African American experience of Santa Cruz County. We are thrilled at this next step in our work for the community and at the opportunity to partner with Applied Survey Research to push the impact of the initiative to the next level.
A huge thank you to all of our partners and advisors that have been vital in the process.
Click here to read the full
2020 Community Highlight Report
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