Conduent Healthy Communities Institute

What is the Food Insecurity Index?

The Food Insecurity Index is a tool developed by Conduent Healthy Communities Institute. It is a measure of food accessibility that is correlated with social and economic hardship. All zip codes, census tracts, and counties 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, locales are ranked from 1 to 5 based on their index value, color-coded and displayed on an interactive map.

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

Webinar on the Food Insecurity Index

Food Insecurity Index Map

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