Defining and Mapping Social Vulnerability as a Proxy for Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County

Food insecurity is a significant public health problem. There are gaps in how food insecurity is measured and mapped across Los Angeles County. Evidence suggests that experts may be undercounting individuals experiencing or at risk for food insecurity. RAND researchers used publicly available data to map the extent of social vulnerability in Los Angeles County and in the service area of West Side Food Bank to help better target food bank resources.

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