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What is the 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. ATSDR's Social Vulnerability Index uses 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.


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SVI Topics

Fact Sheet iconFact Sheet

Learn about Social Vulnerability, the SVI, and its uses

Data and Tools Download iconData and Tools Download

Download 2010 or 2000 SVI data and geoprocessing tools for Esri's ArcGIS

SVI Publications, Posters, Presentations, and other Materials iconSVI Publications, Posters, Presentations, and other Materials

Explore other SVI-related articles and materials produced by the CDC or our partners

Interactive Map iconInteractive Map

Click through to select a theme, location, layers (hospitals, etc.), and tract info. Export or print your customized map

Prepared County Maps iconPrepared County Maps

View, save, and print SVI maps showing overall social vulnerability and the four themes at the census tract level for any county

>Other Social Vulnerability Resources iconOther Social Vulnerability Resources

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