The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would like to share this announcement from our colleagues in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the HHS Office of Minority Health (HHS OMH) 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.
The Minority Health SVI is an extension of the CDC Social Vulnerability Index, which is a platform that helps emergency response planners and public health officials identify, map, and plan support for communities that will most likely need support before, during, and after a public health emergency.
Visit the HHS OMH microsite where you can learn more about the SVI and its potential uses, as well as download the corresponding dataset and data dictionary. Access the SVI Tool.