DATA SOURCE EVALUATION

Data to Inform Research on Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

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.

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50-STATE INFOGRAPHICS

State-level Flu Vaccination Rates Among Key Population Subgroups (50-state profiles)

Using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, SHADAC researchers recently developed state-level profiles that give users a deeper look into flu vaccination rates across the states among U.S adults (age 18 +) as a proxy to identify population subgroups that may be harder to reach with a COVID-19 vaccine.

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State-level Flu Vaccination Rates Among Key Population Subgroups (50-state profiles)

Using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, SHADAC researchers recently developed state-level profiles that give users a deeper look into flu vaccination rates across the states among U.S adults (age 18 +) as a proxy to identify population subgroups that may be harder to reach with a COVID-19 vaccine.

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NEW ON STATE HEALTH COMPARE

New State Health Compare Measure: Medicaid Expenses as a Percent of State Budgets

This brief reviews the federal and state shares of Medicaid spending and highlights a new measure on State Health Access Data Assistance Center’s (SHADAC) web-based data tool – State Health Compare. Our measure presents total Medicaid spending as a percent of state budgets, including trends over time and variation in spending by state. We acknowledge both state and federal contributions to this total measure, highlighting the significant role of federal financing in the Medicaid program.

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ANALYSIS OF MN UNINSURED

SHADAC Researchers Continue to Make Updates to State Uninsured Population Profile Tool at Crucial Time

More than a year after their initial release of an interactive tool that provides a way to identify and characterize communities with high uninsurance rates in the state of Minnesota, a research team at SHADAC is continuing to provide general users, health insurance navigators, policymakers, and outreach teams with updates aimed at refining the tool, providing new data, and improving usability.

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SHADAC Researchers Continue to Make Updates to State Uninsured Population Profile Tool at Crucial Time

More than a year after their initial release of an interactive tool that provides a way to identify and characterize communities with high uninsurance rates in the state of Minnesota, a research team at SHADAC is continuing to provide general users, health insurance navigators, policymakers, and outreach teams with updates aimed at refining the tool, providing new data, and improving usability.

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COVID-19 VACCINATION RATES

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Analysis of the Household Pulse Survey

Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has picked up after an unsteady start earlier in the year.  Read on for top-level findings from the most latest wave of the U.S. Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey (HPS).

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