Resource: State-Specific Surveys Encompassing Residents’ COVID-19 Experiences

This blog from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) provides a summary of state efforts to capture information on the coronavirus pandemic through state and local surveys fielded between March 2020 and May 2020. We include information on topics covered within the surveys and, in certain cases, some early results. Additionally, we have put together a clickable state-level map that provides links to the data collection instruments and results we identified in our search.

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Suicide Rates on the Rise: Examining Continuing Trends and Variation across the Nation and in the States from 2000 to 2018

SHADAC researchers have produced two issue briefs that provide high-level information regarding trends in suicide deaths from 2000 to 2018. Each brief presents historical context for the troubling recent acceleration in the rise of suicide rates and mortality in the United States, and examines trends in suicide-related mortality across the nation and states, and among specific population subgroups.

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Suicide Rates on the Rise: Examining Continuing Trends and Variation across the Nation and in the States from 2000 to 2018

SHADAC researchers have produced two issue briefs that provide high-level information regarding trends in suicide deaths from 2000 to 2018. Each brief presents historical context for the troubling recent acceleration in the rise of suicide rates and mortality in the United States, and examines trends in suicide-related mortality across the nation and states, and among specific population subgroups.

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SHADAC COVID-19 Survey Results

The SHADAC COVID-19 Survey on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on health care access and insurance coverage was conducted as part of the AmeriSpeak omnibus survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey was conducted using a mix of phone and online modes from April 24 and 26, 2020, among a nationally representative sample of 1,007 respondents age 18 and older. 

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An Updated Brief Examines State Health Compare Estimates on State Funding for Public Health

SHADAC’s State Health Compare website includes estimates for multiple public health indicators, including a measure of per-capita state funding for public health. This brief provides an overview of the most recent estimates for state public health funding, which come from data collected by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). More information on this and other state-level indicators can be found at statehealthcompare.shadac.org.

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An Updated Brief Examines State Health Compare Estimates on State Funding for Public Health

SHADAC’s State Health Compare website includes estimates for multiple public health indicators, including a measure of per-capita state funding for public health. This brief provides an overview of the most recent estimates for state public health funding, which come from data collected by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). More information on this and other state-level indicators can be found at statehealthcompare.shadac.org.

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University of Minnesota COVID-19 Health Insurance Model estimates that as many as 18.4 million individuals may be at risk of losing their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage (ESI)

To estimate the disruption to ESI coverage due to COVID-19, faculty in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and staff from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) developed the University of Minnesota COVID-19 Health Insurance Model (MN-HIM).

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