What is a Vulnerable Populations Footprint?

Two key social determinants, poverty and education, have a significant impact on health outcomes. Those that live in poverty and have low educational attainment are often identified as vulnerable populations. The tool allows you to automatically see the Vulnerable Populations Footprint (VPF) area for your community.

Vulnerable Populations Footprint (VPF)— The VPF tool within Community Commons maps percent of residents in poverty and those with low educational attainment as a resource in identifying the communities most in need. Areas in red depict overlap of high poverty and low educational attainment. Thresholds for percent impacted can be modified.