Promoting Social Change in Nueces County

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.

Know the Numbers

Information obtained from Data USA. (n.d.). Nueces County, TXhttps://datausa.io/profile/geo/nueces-county-tx#health

Coming Together for Change

Original story was posted on February 7, 2014 https://youtu.be/DT-ZlG52O_w

Stakeholders

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

Project Plan

References

Data USA. (2021). Nueces County, TX. https://datausa.io/profile/geo/nueces-county-tx#health

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

Krile, J. F., Curphy, G. J., & Lund, D. R. (2006). The community leadership handbook: Framing ideas, building relationships, and mobilizing resources.

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