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Health Care in Santa Cruz County

According to Santa Cruz County Public Health Department's 2008 Health Report Card,the county is faring better than the rest of the state on most indicators but did not achieve most of the standards outlined by the national Healthy People 2010 Objectives. Moreover, there are two disturbing trends. First, when data are analyzed by age groups, children have worse outcomes than adults in a number of indices, such as smoking and overweight. Second, when data are analyzed by race/ethnicity, there is striking evidence of health disparities that are true health inequities because they are avoidable, preventable and unjust.

2011 Key Health Indicators


2010 Key Health Indicators