MINNESOTA’S CANNABIS LANDSCAPE

Public Health Implications of Cannabis Policy in Minnesota

Using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, this brief examines three issues related to the public health implications of cannabis prior to its 2023 legalization in Minnesota: The prevalence of cannabis use, cannabis abuse and dependence (i.e., addiction), and driving under the influence of cannabis. It also provides background and context on U.S. and Minnesota cannabis policy.

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MET PROJECT RESOURCE

State Medicaid Member Experience Quantitative Data Scan

As part of the ongoing work in Phase 2 of the Medicaid Equity Monitoring Tool project, SHADAC researchers have been working to understand what available data measures currently exist that could be useful in populating a potential Medicaid Equity Monitoring Tool. This resource highlights a number of key data sources that hold the greatest potential for measuring population in this area and details potential measures that would benefit such a tool but are not currently part of any known data collection efforts.

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Medicaid experience as members quantitative data scan for Medicaid Equity Monitoring Tool project.

State Medicaid Member Experience Quantitative Data Scan

As part of the ongoing work in Phase 2 of the Medicaid Equity Monitoring Tool project, SHADAC researchers have been working to understand what available data measures currently exist that could be useful in populating a potential Medicaid Equity Monitoring Tool. This resource highlights a number of key data sources that hold the greatest potential for measuring population in this area and details potential measures that would benefit such a tool but are not currently part of any known data collection efforts.

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UPDATED SHADAC BRIEF

SHADAC’s Primary Source of Coverage Hierarchy for American Community Survey (ACS) Estimates on State Health Compare

SHADAC’s Primary Source of Coverage Hierarchy for American Community Survey (ACS) Estimates on State Health Compare

In this brief SHADAC defines a “primary source of coverage hierarchy,” and details how and when researchers can use this tool to determine which payer is primary when an individual reports multiple sources of health insurance coverage on a survey.

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IDENTIFYING INEQUITIES

Collection of Self-Reported Disability Data in Medicaid Applications: A Fifty-State Review of the Current Landscape (SHVS Brief)

This issue brief provides an overview of current disability data collection standards and documents how states are collecting self-reported disability information on their Medicaid applications. The information presented draws from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center’s (SHADAC’s) review of paper Medicaid applications for all 50 states and the District of Columbia alongside online applications for 36 states and the District of Columbia.

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Medicaid and Disability issue brief by SHADAC and SHVS. Medicaid disability data analysis.

Collection of Self-Reported Disability Data in Medicaid Applications: A Fifty-State Review of the Current Landscape (SHVS Brief)

This issue brief provides an overview of current disability data collection standards and documents how states are collecting self-reported disability information on their Medicaid applications. The information presented draws from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center’s (SHADAC’s) review of paper Medicaid applications for all 50 states and the District of Columbia alongside online applications for 36 states and the District of Columbia.

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COMMENTS ON NEW ACS COVERAGE QUESTIONS

SHADAC Comments on Proposed 2025 American Community Survey Health Insurance Coverage Instrument Changes

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a request for comments regarding proposed revisions and changes for the 2025 American Community Survey. Based on information gained from the 2022 Content Test, proposed changes would affect a variety of topics and questions, including educational attainment, disability, household roster, and, most notably for the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), health insurance coverage.

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