IMPACTS OF COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Coincided with Elevated and Increasing Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

In a new issue brief, SHADAC researchers used the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey to study the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health burdens for the United States’ adult population during the months of April to December 2020. 

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DATA COLLECTION ANALYSIS

Collecting Race, Ethnicity, and Language (REL) Data on Medicaid Applications

Medicaid is a vital source of health insurance coverage for low-income children, adults, and individuals with disabilities; however, many individuals in Medicaid experience significant health disparities. An essential first step in any effort to reduce health disparities and address health equity in Medicaid is to collect and monitor data on disparities by race, ethnicity, and language. In a new brief prepared for State Health and Value Strategies, SHADAC researchers Emily Zylla and Elizabeth Lukanen document how all 50 states are collecting information about race, ethnicity, and language (...

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Collecting Race, Ethnicity, and Language (REL) Data on Medicaid Applications

Medicaid is a vital source of health insurance coverage for low-income children, adults, and individuals with disabilities; however, many individuals in Medicaid experience significant health disparities. An essential first step in any effort to reduce health disparities and address health equity in Medicaid is to collect and monitor data on disparities by race, ethnicity, and language. In a new brief prepared for State Health and Value Strategies, SHADAC researchers Emily Zylla and Elizabeth Lukanen document how all 50 states are collecting information about race, ethnicity, and language (...

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FEATURED STATE HEALTH COMPARE MEASURE

Assessing State Public Health Funding Using State Health Compare

A new SHADAC brief provides an overview of TFAH’s FY 2020 data on state public health funding-- which we standardize to the estimated population of each state to create per-capita estimates--looking at state variation in 2020 and trends over the last decade. SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool provides access to these per-capita estimates, which are available for data years 2005 through 2020.

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HOUSEHOLD PULSE SURVEY ANALYSIS

Vaccine Hesitancy Decreased During the First Three Months of the Year (Household Pulse Survey)

Evidence shows that marginalized groups such as individuals with lower-incomes and people of color are in general less likely to receive vaccinations. Understanding why certain subpopulations are not receiving COVID-19 vaccines is crucial to improving equity of vaccinations. This blog uses data from the Household Pulse Survey to analyze vaccine hesitancy among U.S. adults for January – March 2021, by region, race/ethnicity, income, and reported reasons for hesitancy.

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Vaccine Hesitancy Decreased During the First Three Months of the Year (Household Pulse Survey)

Evidence shows that marginalized groups such as individuals with lower-incomes and people of color are in general less likely to receive vaccinations. Understanding why certain subpopulations are not receiving COVID-19 vaccines is crucial to improving equity of vaccinations. This blog uses data from the Household Pulse Survey to analyze vaccine hesitancy among U.S. adults for January – March 2021, by region, race/ethnicity, income, and reported reasons for hesitancy.

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HEALTH BEHAVIORS DATA ANALYSIS

Escalating Alcohol-Involved Death Rates: Trends and Variation across the Nation and in the States from 2006 to 2019 (Infographics)

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

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