In the midst of the opioid epidemic, the United States has been quietly experiencing another mounting public health crisis as deaths involving alcohol have grown to historic highs. In an effort to shed light on the growing issue of alcohol-involved deaths, SHADAC researchers have produced an issue brief and 50-state infographics. Using vital statistics data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the brief paints a picture of the current landscape of alcohol-related deaths—highlighting geographic areas and demographic groups that warrant particular attention, and the 50-state infographics show state-level trends, how each state's 2019 rate compares to the national average, and provide a glimpse into how 2019 alcohol-involved death rates and opioid overdose death rates compa
A new report by SHADAC researchers Lacey Hartman and Elizabeth Lukanen, conducted with support from the Arnold Ventures Foundation, summarizes the findings of a systematic review of data sources that could be used to study the broad topic of integrated care for dual eligibles. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations aimed at addressing key data gaps and advancing the availability of comprehensive, high-quality data for research in this area. In addition to this report, SHADAC has produced a companion Excel table that contains the full abstraction details for each data source.