CDC/ATSDR SVI: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index (CDC/ATSDR SVI) is a place-based index, database, and mapping application designed to identify and quantify communities experiencing social vulnerability. The Geospatial Research, Analysis & Services Program (GRASP) maintains the CDC/ATSDR SVI to help public health officials and local planners better prepare for and respond to emergency events with the goal of decreasing human suffering, economic loss, and health inequities.

Learn more about the CDC/ATSDR SVI in the frequently asked questions and responses below.

Questions or Comments? Contact the CDC/ATSDR SVI Coordinator (