Date of Graduation

Fall 12-12-2014

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Courtney Keeler


Contra Costa Health Services Department of Community Wellness and Prevention sole purpose is to improve the environmental, social and economic conditions that contribute to poor health, and support a quality of life that promotes the health and well being of all residents within the county, with major attention to those underserved. The Healthy and Livable Pittsburg Initiative tries to address those issues within the city of Pittsburg. The project aims to engage certain members of the community within Pittsburg to be involved in the future community action plan, which will improve the lives of every resident in Pittsburg. The first step of the project is to gather the attention of 10 members of the African American community and 10 members of the Latino community. The total of 20 members will play a vital role for the community action plan, which will be held in 2015. The following paper is a summary on a 300- hour fieldwork experience at Contra Costa Health Service’s Healthy and Livable Initiative specifically with the engagement of the community for the future community action plan.