The subsections represent the individual census tracts within the selected jurisdiction. For example, Baldwin County has 9 census tracts. This allows you to view the SVI variation within the jurisdiction. The 2010 SVI maps are delineated according to the 2010 Census tract reference maps (https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/2010tract.html).

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If you have a question, you can submit a question through the “Ask a Question” form and it will be answered in a timely manner either in the FAQ list or offline.

VARP is an acronym for Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations. You can learn more about vulnerable and at-risk populations on the How-To page.

Registration is available to all users. To register, click on the “Log in/Register” button at the top right-hand corner of the screen, then select “Create new account” and complete the registration form. Instructions to complete your registration will then be sent to the email address for your account.

The Guide currently provides coverage across five (5) states, including Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia. If your state or jurisdiction is not included, you can complete a contact form to help discuss opportunities to expand the map coverage to your area.

This feature is only available to registered users. Once you have registered and logged in, you can select and bookmark a resource, tip, or story and view it later on your MyPage by selecting the bookmark icon.

Yes, for registered users, you can choose to ‘save’ a map and it will appear on your MyPage. You can view your saved maps by clicking on your user name located at the top right hand corner of your screen.

You can view your bookmarked resources by clicking on MyPage, or your user name located at the top right hand corner of your screen. This will take you to your profile page, where your bookmarked and “liked” resources will be listed.

If you ‘like’ a particular resource, you can click on the “thumbs up” icon to let others know that this resource may be preferred. The number of ‘likes’ is located next to the icon and updates automatically.

Yes, registered users can ‘Suggest a Resource’ by filling in the form and submitting a resource. Resources will be reviewed in a timely manner (24-48 hours) for grammatical and other errors. Additional resources are welcomed to help ensure the Guide presents the most timely and relevant resources to users.

Once you create a map, you can save it, export the map image, or print it out.

The Guide is designed to align with capability-based planning needs. You can learn more about the specific alignment with the functions and tasks of the preparedness capabilities on the Applications to Practice page under How To.

Data for maps originates from the CDC, http://svi.cdc.gov, and is adapted for local planning. This data is collected by the U.S. Census (2000 and 2010) and the American Community Survey (2006-2010). Specifically, for 2000 data, the maps use variables found in SF1; and, for 2010 data, five (5) variables from the U.S. Census SF1 and nine (9) variables from 2006-2010 American Community Survey.

Each tract is ranked according to its level of vulnerability in comparison to all other tracts for the specified area (state, region, county, etc). Tracts are ranked in a range from zero (0) to one (1), with higher values indicating greater vulnerability. The percentile ranking is the rank of a value as a percentage of the data set. Census tracts are ranked to enable mapping and analysis of relative vulnerability across multiple planning and preparedness jurisdictions, including state, regional, and county-level areas.

Disability data, which were included in 2000 U.S. Census, were not collected at tract level for either 2010 U.S. Census or the American Community Survey (ACS). The remaining 14 variables are used to calculate the 2010 tract level data from the U.S. Census (SF1) and the American Community Survey (ACS).