The Vulnerability Index Project is a questionnaire applied through a mobile app (or paper version) that grades a patient’s social determinants of health related to: housing, food security, employment, social support, education/literacy, health habits and coping skills. The combination together can be a sophisticated indicator of poverty. The ability for the numerical index to provide information on an individual, geographic region or populations can thus be used in a disaggregate data form to measure successful medical management or need. Additionally, the mobile app directly connects patients to community social services agencies or community connectors. As a mobile app it is universally accessible and patient centred.
Following the Agile Software Methodology, Juliana Prestes leads this project working close to Dr. Keith Brunt , Dr. Jean-Francois Legare and Dr. Duncan Webster in collaboration with patients representatives, front line service providers and Dr. Alison Luke