Social vulnerability refers to a community’s resilience, or lack of resilience, when confronted by external stresses on human health such as natural or human-caused disasters, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Use the map below to look up an address for its local Social Vulnerability Index (SVI), a measure of social vulnerability that uses U.S. Census variables and was developed by the Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program at the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The SVI can be used to more effectively direct resources during all phases of disaster management as well as the provision of disaster legal services. Click here for a one-page handout from the CDC that summarizes the Social Vulnerability Index or visit the CDC's SVI website for more information.
Enter your address in the search bar in the upper-left corner to look up the Social Vulnerability Index in your Census tract.