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SHADAC Researchers Co-Author Article on Changes to the NHISSeptember 26, 2016:
The American Journal of Public Health recently published an article authored by Lynn A. Blewett (SHADAC), Heather M. Dahlen (Medica Research Institute), Donna Spencer (SHADAC), Julia A. Rivera Drew (Minnesota Population Center), and Elizabeth Lukanen (SHADAC).
The article, “Changes to Design of the National Health Interview Survey to Support Enhanced Monitoring of Health Reform Impacts at the State Level,” reviews recent changes to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that support enhanced health reform monitoring. These changes include new questions and response categories, sampling design changes to improve state-level analysis, and enhanced dissemination activities.
Led by Lynn Blewett, the authors discuss the importance of the NHIS and the continued need for state-level analysis. They also make suggestions for future consideration aimed at further strengthening the survey.