I know you’re used to getting the 2-1-1 every week. We launched the newsletter in March to track the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Cape Fear region using United Way of North Carolina’s 2-1-1 data. The goal was to provide readers with another tool to respond to this unprecedented challenge. We hope it was helpful and illuminated the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. With the easing of restrictions, now was a perfect time to create a newsletter that better shows the data platform we’ve been creating.
We’re calling it The Beacon
A beacon warns, guides, or offers support. It sends out a light to illuminate a path. Sometimes a beacon is a source of inspiration. We want this newsletter to be all of that. We want it to warn you when the data finds a trouble spot. We want it to inform you as you apply your ground truth to a problem. We want it to support your work by showing you outcomes and impact.
The Cape Fear Collective is working to establish an accurate snapshot of health, economic, and social disparities in the Cape Fear Region. Each week we’ll offer a glimpse of some of the data insights from our work. We believe data should be current, accurate, and accessible to every organization and citizen. We will endeavor to find new and useful sources that may shed light on trouble spots in our community because social disparity and inequity live in darkness.
Data is power.
Let The Beacon help turn on the lights.
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