The COVID-19 pandemic imposed on people’s lives across the state, the nation, and the world in a short time. Communities were forced to cease in-person gatherings and this impacted the Coastal Bend Food Bank’s ability to deliver their weekly self-management diabetes education classes at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center. While some adjustments were made, such as posts to the Coastal Bend Food Bank social media accounts, the pandemic shed light on the issue of access to education and resources. This social change project provides an opportunity for the Coastal Bend Food Bank, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s graduate students, the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, and the American Diabetes Association to work together to build online modules for clients so they can continue to gain education on self-management strategies, nutrition, and preventative care measures related to diabetes.
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Coastal Bend Food Bank provides subject expert for module curriculum
TAMU-CC provides instructional design students to work with content experts to create online modules and visual content
Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center provides a location for in-person classes and a computer lab for community members to complete online modules
American Diabetes Association certifies information used in modules and provides additional resources
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Hispanic/Latino Americans and type 2 diabetes. (2019, October 18). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/features/hispanic-diabetes.html
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