Updated April 15, 2019
The Area Deprivation Index replaces the Vulnerable Population Footprint tool.
On April 5, 2019 we released our first iteration of the Area Deprivation Index (ADI). The ADI can show you where areas of deprivation exist in your location. The ADI is calculated by combining 17 indicators of income, education, employment, and housing quality.
There are 3 ways the ADI can help communities and changemakers:
1. Help to Target Valuable Resources
2. Benchmark Your Community to Others
3. Identify Disparities within Your Community
Other resources you might find useful:
- Here’s What You Can Do on Community Commons Now
- The Community Commons Map Room is where – with just a few clicks – you’re on your way to looking at visual data of your community.
- Our Member Gallery is a great place to see what other communities are doing with the data, stories, and collections available on the Commons.
You can define areas of concern in your community using the Vulnerable Population Footprint tool. This data visualization tool overlays poverty rate and educational attainment, two key drivers of poor health outcomes, to identify where health disparities may exist in your community.
The Vulnerable Population Footprint data is housed in CHNA. Once there, input an address, zip code, city name or, if you are using a location enabled device, simply zoom to your location.
After the map of your community has been generated, you can change the footprint definition to increase or decrease target areas. Under the Map Layers box, click on Footprint Definition. Once there, you can slide the indicators back and forth to change the percentages.
You can also click on Footprint Report to customize the area and change the reporting format.
Finally, click on Print Map at the bottom right side of the page. You can then name your map and click Print Preview for one last look before sending it to the printer or saving to your computer.