COVID-19 RESEARCH

Upcoming SHADAC Webinar - Anticipating COVID-19 Vaccination Challenges through Flu Vaccination Patterns (February 4th)

An upcoming SHADAC webinar will use data published in a recent brief, funded by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), to examine flu vaccination rates for U.S. adults across the 50 states and the District of Columbia as a proxy to identify population subgroups that may be harder to reach with a COVID-19 vaccine. Register now to join experts on February 4th at 1:00 PM Central Time.

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STATE HEALTH COMPARE DATA ANALYSIS

Spotlight on Health Behaviors: Adult Who Forgo Needed Medical Care and Adults Who Have No Personal Doctor

The continued rise in the share of Americans without health insurance coverage has left more individuals without a means of protecting themselves or their families from the financial burden of illness or injury and without strong ties to health care providers and the health care system to access care. This blog provides an analysis of these indirect costs of rising health care spending and uninsurance in the year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and examines overall national and state-level trends as well as comparisons across race/ethnicity and educational attainment using data from State...

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Spotlight on Health Behaviors: Adult Who Forgo Needed Medical Care and Adults Who Have No Personal Doctor

The continued rise in the share of Americans without health insurance coverage has left more individuals without a means of protecting themselves or their families from the financial burden of illness or injury and without strong ties to health care providers and the health care system to access care. This blog provides an analysis of these indirect costs of rising health care spending and uninsurance in the year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and examines overall national and state-level trends as well as comparisons across race/ethnicity and educational attainment using data from State...

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ANALYSIS OF MN UNINSURED

Update to SHADAC’s Minnesota Uninsured Profile Tool Features Customized Legislative District Infographics Aimed at Addressing Disparities

 Using the most up-to-date estimates available from the United States Census Bureau, (2014-2018 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates) this unique set of infographics are designed to identify and categorize legislative districts with high uninsured rates using color-coded state maps and graphics that provide a deeper look into the socioeconomic data of each Minnesota House and Senate district.

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SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH BRIEF

New Brief Explores State Approaches to Risk Adjustment Based on Social Factors and Strategies for Filling Data Gaps

A new State Health & Value Strategies (SHVS) brief, authored by SHADAC researchers, details three approaches taken by organizations in two states, Minnesota and Massachusetts, to solving a key challenge to risk adjusting based on social factors: Where to find data on social risk factors? The brief’s profiled examples employed three approaches to filling the data gap—using survey data, using claims and administrative data, and using a combination of both.

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New Brief Explores State Approaches to Risk Adjustment Based on Social Factors and Strategies for Filling Data Gaps

A new State Health & Value Strategies (SHVS) brief, authored by SHADAC researchers, details three approaches taken by organizations in two states, Minnesota and Massachusetts, to solving a key challenge to risk adjusting based on social factors: Where to find data on social risk factors? The brief’s profiled examples employed three approaches to filling the data gap—using survey data, using claims and administrative data, and using a combination of both.

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COVID-19 SURVEY SCAN

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 August 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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