Area Deprivation Index Helps Focus on Vulnerable Populations

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services tasked their Quality Innovation Networks with improving diabetes self-management outcomes in underserved Medicare populations, they used a measurement called the Area Deprivation Index (ADI) to determine where those interventions would take place. Intermountain Health based in Salt Lake City, Utah used the ADI to assist in getting a better view of their communities and service areas. The data visualizations they created to identify areas of deprivation were developed by region and shared with community stakeholders to identify and develop implementation plans to address needs in more deprived areas. Follow this link to access the data tools. Sourced from: Community Commons