Identifying Vulnerable Rural Populations During COVID-19: The CDC's Social Vulnerability Index
Issue brief describing the multifactor Social Vulnerability Index (SVI), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify rural populations at greatest risk of impact by hazardous events, including natural disasters and pandemics. Examines ways in which the SVI can be used to determine which populations have high risk of spreading COVID-19 and which populations have high risk of infection.
NOSORH Issue Brief, 2(4)
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
Emergency preparedness and response · Health disparities · Infectious diseases · Social determinants of health