SHADAC Data Center: Virtual Tour

April 2014
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Podcast Presentation Material & Additional Resources
Video for i-Pod Click here to access the presentation slides.
Flash8 Video Click here to access the webinar transcript.
MP3 (128 kbps) Click here to view a fact sheet about the Data Center.
MP3 (64 kbps) Click here to view a technical brief about the SHADAC Health Insurance Unit (HIU) microdata variable.
  Click here to access the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) interactive data tool.


In this webinar, SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Joanna Turner provides a virtual tour of the new SHADAC Data Center. The redesigned Data Center offers improved functionality and broader appeal through an expanded range of topics, data sources, and visualization options.

As always, Data Center users can study health insurance coverage using the most current coverage estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), and the SHADAC-Enhanced CPS.  However, the Data Center now offers the following as well:

New Topics

  • Characteristics of the uninsured (e.g., age, sex, family type, income)
  • Access to care
  • Access to and cost of employer-sponsored insurance

New Data Sources

  • Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC)

New Ways to Display Estimates

  • Maps
  • Bar Charts
  • Trend Lines