The Digital Data Resource Show & Share is back (virtually)! Join us on Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. for our third Show & Share.

While we still need better public access to local data, too often we don't even know about the data that is available. Hosted by LISC San Antonio, the Alamo Regional Data Alliance (ARDA), and CI:Now, the Show & Share is intended to help us all discover and use these local data resources. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A. The tools we'll feature are:

  • CARES Act Properties Map and Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) Dashboard
    Crystal Grafft, City of San Antonio Neighborhood & Housing Services
  • Criminal Justice Data Dashboard
    Justin Martinez, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
  • Correlations Between COVID-19 & Existing Disparities
    Cristina Martinez, CI:Now

Register in advance for Show & Share:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpcO-grjsjGNG1aBbiYmUN63ayZHM_K5tZ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Data for COVID-19 recovery in
Victoria and Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi and Victoria, Texas saw rapid increases in COVID-19 cases in 2020 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.

Meet the team!

Our newest staffer Danequa Forrest, PhD joined CI:Now as a Research Coordinator II in February 2021. With a double major in psychology and sociology, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio with Honors, in three and a half years. Then she was awarded a full graduate assistantship at Louisiana State University where she earned her Master of Arts degree in sociology. In the Spring of 2021, she graduated with a PhD in sociology with double minors in Applied Statistics and African and African-American Studies. She is a mixed methods researcher with experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. She has many research interests, including health and race.
Already a CI:Now veteran after fearlessly jumping in feet-first in October 2020, Cristina Martinez, MPH is a Research Coordinator II with experience in community outreach, program evaluation, and data management. She joined CI:Now after working in community-based research at UT Health San Antonio and UTSA. Born and raised on the Texas border, Cristina is excited to be part of data democratization and using data to create equitable communities in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Cristina has a background in Nutrition and Public Health and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Applied Demography at UTSA.
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