CDC's Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)

Social vulnerability refers to the resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human health, stresses such as natural or human-caused disasters, or disease outbreaks. Reducing social vulnerability can decrease both human suffering and economic loss. CDC's Social Vulnerability Index uses 15 U.S. census variables at tract level to help local officials identify communities that may need support in preparing for hazards; or recovering from disaster. The Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program (GRASP) created and maintains CDCā€™s Social Vulnerability Index.

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Author Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Maintainer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Last Updated August 26, 2019, 17:39 (UTC)
Created August 26, 2019, 17:36 (UTC)