Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW), in collaboration with Healthy Minds Policy Initiative, is proud to release this online report, “Community Insights: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Youth in the Tulsa Area United Way Region.” 

This report was made possible by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

Spearheaded by Melanie Poulter, TAUW’s Research and Data Director, the report meticulously examines COVID-19’s impact on youth in four major domains: physical health, safety and well-being, mental health, and academic achievement. The report also spotlights how TAUW, alongside its partner nonprofits and Community Collaboration initiatives pioneered innovative service models to address the evolving needs triggered by the pandemic.

“I am proud of how our partners – from the nonprofits, businesses, schools, churches, and individual donors – rallied to support one another through the pandemic,” said Alison Anthony, President and CEO of Tulsa Area United Way. “This report not only serves as a critical tool to comprehend the depth of COVID-19’s impact on our youth, but it also illuminates the continuing needs so the community can invest in solutions and healing with clarity of purpose. The report highlights the importance of data in determining how to address major community crises.”

You may read the report above via Issuu, or by downloading a pdf by clicking here

TAUW DATA Reports & Products

This Data & Research page is presented by Tulsa Area United Way. It’s all about connecting people to data resources to identify community needs and inform solutions.

Tulsa Area United Way partners with the U.S. Census Bureau as a Census Information Center (CIC). As a designated CIC, TAUW provides local and community access, training, and technical assistance on census data for research, planning and decision-making for underserved communities. Click to learn more about the CIC program. Click to access the Census Bureau’s data dissemination platform, Reach out to Melanie Poulter to request assistance with census data locally.

If you would like to connect with Melanie Poulter, our Research and Data Director, please click here.

About Our Work

You will find TAUW data & research reports & products – reports, infographics, and other data-based products created by TAUW. These products will inform human service planners and providers, donors, and the general public about pressing community needs and the essential work of partner agencies to address those needs.

COMMUNITY INSIGHTS: transforming data into insights and insights into investments for a thriving community.
New data report series launching with release of first report, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Youth of the Tulsa Area United Way Region.” The purpose of the COMMUNITY INSIGHTS series generally is (1) To Use data to inform community & business leaders about pressing community needs; (2) To elevate the essential work of partner nonprofits to address those needs, (3) and to be used by partner nonprofits & others for planning and fundraising purposes.

Living Wage Infographic
TAUW’s data and research efforts allowed us to create and offer a Living Wage Infographic that provides compelling pieces of data that demonstrate inequities in education, health, safety, and financial stability. We continue to analyze gaps in our own geographical impact of service areas as we consider new investments.  Click here to view the Living Wage Infographic.

Annual State of the Area presentation
This presentation depicts demographics and indicators related to TAUW’s three Community Investments building blocks: financial stability, education, and health and safety, for the 6-county TAUW area. Click here to download a pdf of the presentation.

Data Tables, Maps and More
COMING SOON! You’ll find data tables, maps, and graphics on human services-related topics. These stand-alone data products will provide you with quick data points on a variety of demographic and socioeconomic topics.

Census data dashboard

COMING SOON! You’ll find an easy-to-use data dashboard providing commonly requested data points from the latest Census data releases for counties and places in the TAUW area.

For instance, we’ll have information on these topics:

  • Population
  • Age
  • Race
  • Hispanic origin
  • Sex
  • Household & family type
  • Income
  • Poverty
  • Employment
  • Educational attainment
  • Veteran status
  • Housing characteristics

We’ll also have information on these geographies within the TAUW area:

  • Counties
  • Cities & towns
  • Zip codes
  • Census tracts

Links to data resources

Below you will find a curated list of links to websites, dashboards, reports, and other useful data resources. We hope it will help data seekers find and access current, vetted, official sources of commonly used data, including partner-agency-generated resources.

We want to hear from you!

If you would like to connect with Melanie Poulter, our Research and Data Director, please click here.