The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health developed the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to enhance existing resources to support the identification of racial and ethnic minority communities at greatest risk for disproportionate impact and adverse outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given evidence on common factors contributing to social vulnerability, the Minority Health SVI could potentially be applied to other public health emergencies. Access the Minority Health SVI through the CDC's website.
The Minority Health SVI was updated in June 2023.
What is social vulnerability? What is the Minority Health SVI? How can I use the Minority Health SVI? Find answers to these questions on this Overview. Updated in June 2023.
Need help defining the abbreviations? Download the Minority Health SVI Data Dictionary for a list of the variable names and abbreviations, descriptions, theme (if applicable), sources, dates, and American Community Survey Reference number. Updated in June 2023.
How do I use the Minority Health SVI data dashboard/tool? How can I obtain data from the Minority Health SVI dashboard? Watch our Overview Video which provides a visualization of the data dashboard and demonstrates how to use the tools and filters.