State and local health departments will develop and disseminate jurisdiction-level vulnerability assessments that identify sub-regional areas at high risk for opioid overdoses and bloodborne infections associated with non-sterile drug injection. The assessment findings will be used to develop plans to allocate prevention and intervention services.

This page is updated with webinars and other resources for the jurisdiction-level vulnerability assessment as they are released.  Please follow-up with Cailyn at CSTE ( or your Science Officer for additional questions.


The jurisdiction-level vulnerability assessment webinars discuss methods including: statistical analysis, hotspot mapping/SVI, and geospatial analysis, as well as considerations for assessment dissemination.

December 11, 2018:

  1. Jurisdictional Vulnerability Assessment Technical Assistance Kick-off
  2. JVA Webinar 1
  3. Van Handel JVA TA-Kick-off

January 22, 2019:

  1. CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (CDC SVI) & CDC’s National HIV/HCV Vulnerability Assessment: Statistical Methods
  2. SVI CSTE Webinar 01-22-19

April 27, 2019:

  1. Introduction to GIS and Mapping Software
  2. Introduction to GIS and Mapping Software webinar recording
  3. Webinar FAQs

July 25, 2019:

  1. Jurisdiction Vulnerability Index Methods 
  2. Jurisdiction Vulnerability Index Methods Webinar Recording 
August 22, 2019:
  1. Oregon Vulnerability Assessment
  2. Rhode Island Vulnerability Assessment 
  3. Vulnerability Assessment Findings and Dissemination Webinar Recording 
September 11, 2019:
  1. Tsuro Consulting Presentation-Commonly Used Datasets and Statistical Challenges 
  2. Thought Bridge Consulting Presentation-Frequently Asked Statistical Analysis Questions 
  3. Vulnerability Assessment Datasets and Statistical Analysis Challenges Webinar Recording 

Octobert 2, 2019

  1. Missouri Vulnerability Assessment Presentation
  2. Thought Bridge Vulnerability Assessment Presentation
  3. Dissemination of Vulnerability Assessment Results Webinar Recording 
October 8, 2019
  1. JVA Tribal Breakout Notes
  2. Communicating JVA Findings to the General Public Notes
  3. Using Assessment Results to Inform Prevention Planning Direction Notes
October 29, 2019
  1. South Dakota JVA Implications for Tribal Communities 
  2. South Dakota JVA_ Implications for Tribal Communities_ Oct 28
November 7, 2019
  1. Applying JVA to other Public Health Challenges 
  2. Webinar_Thought Bridge 11_07_2019