The SocioNeeds Index Suite provides analytics around social determinants of health to advance equitable outcomes. Each index summarizes multiple health and socioeconomic indicators into one validated composite score to help identify areas for action.
The Health Equity Index is a measure of socioeconomic need that is correlated with poor health outcomes.
The Food Insecurity Index is a measure of food access correlated with economic and household hardship.
The Mental Health Index is a measure of socioeconomic and health factors correlated with self-reported poor mental health.
All zip codes, counties, and county equivalents 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, the selected locations are ranked from 1 (low need) to 5 (high need) based on their Index Value. See Index component examples below.
- Select SocioNeeds Index from the toolbar.
- Select an index (Food Insecurity, Health Equity, or Mental Health) and then select components.
- Click Add
- Components can be easily deleted, resized, and moved around the page to customize your report when in Edit mode (see Editing Components in the Location Report Builder for more information).
- To preview your report, select the Preview button at the top right of the toolbar. To edit the report, select the Edit button.
- To save your report, click on the icon on the top left of the toolbar (see Saving Reports in the Location Report Builder for more information).
Health Equity Index Component Examples