SHADAC researchers are experienced in the creation of maps and infographics that let analysts and policymakers “see” data in order to help them better understand the information and put it in a policy context. Effective visualization can play a critical role in the successful dissemination of policy-related data and in communicating its implications.
SHADAC uses ArGIS and R to create maps illustrating a variety of data across metro, county, state, and national geographies. A few of SHADAC's most recent interactive maps are listed below.
- Health Insurance Coverage: Uninsurance by Metro Areas in 2017
- Hover over any Metropolitan Statistical Area to see its concentration of uninsurance.
- Number and Characteristics of the Uninsured, 2014
- Click on Census Regions to access detail on the region's uninsured, including income, educational attainment, race, ethnicity, and nativity status.
- A County-Level Look at Potential Eligibility under the ACA, 2013
- Toggle between the map tabs to see county-level rates of uninsurance for individuals nationwide at different income levels.
- Tracking the Uninsured in Maryland
- Move the slider bar to compare the number of uninsured in Maryland in 2012 and the number who selected a plan in the Maryland’s Health Insurance Marketplace between October 2013 and September 2014.
SHADAC infographics make data easily understandable at a glance and highlight the key message(s) of the data, simplifying the information in a way that is visually engaging. A few of SHADAC's most recent infographics are listed below. Click here for a full list.
- ESI in 2014 - What Changed?
- 2016 OEP: January Marketplace Enrollment Highlights
- First Look at 2015 State Level Insurance Rates
- Early impacts of the ACA on Minnesota's Uninsured