Healthy Communities Institute

What is the SocioNeeds Index?

The SocioNeeds Index is a tool developed by Healthy Communities Institute. It is a measure of socioeconomic need that is correlated with poor health outcomes.

All zip codes in the United States are given an Index Value from 0 (low need) to 100 (high need). To help you find the areas of highest need in your community, your zip codes are ranked from 1 to 5 based on their Index Value, color-coded and displayed on an interactive map.

This index combines multiple socioeconomic indicators into a single composite value. As a single indicator, the index can serve as a concise way to explain which areas are of highest need and why may need to focus your efforts on those areas. Let the index help you tell your story!

 

 

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