Type of Culminating Activity
Student research paper
My capstone project included a collaborative effort between myself, community members, and local organizations to improve the accessibility of community health resources and health outcomes of community members. My approach included creating an accessible website in different languages to hold up-to-date community health resources and essential details regarding access. These resources can fall into the social determinants of health categories such as economic stability, education access, health care access, neighborhood and built environment social, and community context. This project was important in helping to prevent poor health outcomes, such as community members getting diagnosed with preventative chronic diseases, which can hurt the individual and the larger community by increasing healthcare costs and the doctor-to-patient ratio. Research has noted that health literacy can be the extent to which an individual can obtain, interpret, and comprehend a basic level of health information. Creating a centralized website to hold resources that are accurate and updated for community members while also addressing ways to improve accessibility and utilization works to benefit all stakeholders involved in this project.
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.