Socioeconomic Status theme is composed with the following variables : Household composition is defined here to include dependent children less than 18 years of age, persons aged 65 years and older, and single-parent households. Social vulnerability provides a useful framework for understanding unequal outcomes of disasters and health crises, such as COVID-19, by linking social conditions and risk exposure. Users may download the CDC SVI databases, documentation, and data dictionary at multiple public websites, including the CDC SVI website, data.govexternal icon, ArcGIS Onlineexternal icon, Esri’s Living Atlasexternal icon, and HHS GeoHealthexternal icon. Economically disadvantaged populations are disproportionately affected by disasters. Emergency planners use CDC SVI to decide the number of emergency personnel needed, plan the best way to evacuate people, and account for socially vulnerable populations. Every community must prepare for and respond to hazardous events, whether a natural disaster like a tornado or disease outbreak, or a human-made event such as a harmful chemical spill. ATSDR’s Geospatial Research, Analysis & Services Program (GRASP) created CDC Social Vulnerability Index (SVI, hereafter) to help public health officials and emergency response planners identify and map the communities that will most likely need support before, during, and after a hazardous event. Grensham, OR : The plan discusses the ways in which low income people, ethnic minorities and elderly persons are more vulnerable to natural hazards especially because they tend to occupy lower quality housing. committee to also integrate the agency’s own “social vulnerability index. Whether regional variations in social vulnerability to disasters influence COVID-19 outcomes and incidence in the U.S. is unknown. **p < .01. Social Vulnerability Index scores range from 0 to 1, which depicts the percentiles of a particular county or tract relative to the rest of the USA. GRASP continuously gathers user feedback to ensure that CDC SVI is easily accessible, regardless of the resources or training of its users. It combines 15 indicators including English proficiency, access to a vehicle, household income, age distribution, etc. Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) for the United States based on 1990 data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) as a way to measure a community’s vulnerability to emergencies, such as a pandemic. It is often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation. This can help both the public and private sectors when making decisions to prepare for or respond to an emergency. Considering social vulnerability in typically developing children may help us to understand this aspect of children's social interactions, which is not captured in current measures of social interactions, such as social skills (e. g., showing empathy for others, helping out, being kind) or social problems (e. g., aggression, bullying, being victimised). It can be used if there is a disease outbreak or in the event of an emergency—either natural or human-caused—to identify populations that may need more help. Highest number of CDC SVI views (during the October 2017 hurricane season), Number of maps GRASP creates every 2 years for CDC SVI, Number of U.S. Census variables at tract level to help identify at risk communities, Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registration, Protecting Socially Vulnerable Communities, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. For each of the four themes, CDC summed the percentiles for the variables comprising each theme. Social vulnerability is influenced by a variety of factors. The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI®) 2010-14 measures the social vulnerability of U.S. counties to environmental hazards. The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) is a quantitative measure of social vulnerability to environmental hazards. For this reason, some items on this page will be unavailable. What is the Social Vulnerability Index?