Corpus Christi and Victoria, Texas saw rapid increases in COVID-19 cases but also experienced a lack of good local data to inform a coordinated response and recovery. CI:Now worked with United Way of the Crossroads in Victoria and United Way of the Coastal Bend in Corpus Christi to assemble local data with the goal of helping to direct resources to effectively respond to local needs and avoid exacerbating existing health inequities. CI:Now’s final reports to both United Ways contained custom maps, charts, and infographics that laid out the demographics of the counties, business loss in 2020, the receipt of paycheck protection loans, and the changes in benefit eligibility (i.e. SNAP and TANF) month by month. View the Victoria County data and the Nueces County (Corpus Christi) data. More data sources can be found by filtering on Victoria or Nueces County at explorer.cinow.info.
This work was made possible through funds provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We thank them for their support but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented here are those of CI:Now alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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