SHADAC is a multidisciplinary health policy research center with a focus on state policy.  

Our staff have a broad range of expertise ranging from economics, statistics and evaluation, to sociology and journalism. We are passionate about the importance of using sound data to inform policy decisions, and work collaboratively with our partners and clients to achieve results.

SHADAC strives to produce analyses that are rigorous and policy-relevant. We translate complex findings into actionable information that is accessible to a broad audience. Due to our long history of working with state agencies and foundations, we have a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that states face. 

SHADAC also administers and maintains the SHADAC Data Center, which provides health insurance coverage, access and cost estimates from federal population surveys.

SHADAC is located at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health receives support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.