Community Profile

Health

HEALTH

County residents, on average, are insured at greater rates than Californians as a whole. Since healthcare reform in 2012, over 35,000 County residents have gained coverage through Covered California or Medi-Cal expansion.

Uninsured Population



Trended local data not available, however, Santa Cruz County overweight and obesity rates, in general, track closely to the rates in California and the United States, though a substantial ethnic disparity extists between white adults (20.7%) and Hispanic adults



Percentage of Santa Cruz County 5th, 7th, and 9th Graders Not in the "Healthy Fitness Zone"
Includes both overweight and underweight children. About 3-5% of children are typically underweight.