SHADAC is a health policy research and technical assistance center within the University of Minnesota School of Public Health whose faculty and staff are recognized as national experts on the collection and use of health policy data. 

SHADAC health economists and policy analysts cover the full range of technical, research and policy expertise involved in using federal and state data to inform health policy, while leveraging hands-on experience working in state government.  SHADAC specializes in issues related to health insurance access, use, cost and quality with a particular focus on state implementation of health reform.  Work includes providing technical assistance to many agencies and individuals across the country, at both the federal and state government levels.   

In addition, SHADAC contributes to general health policy literature and debate by conducting timely health policy research, which is translated into issue briefs, reports and peer-reviewed journal articles. 

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

SHADAC is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.