SHADAC Expertise

State and Federal Survey Resources

State Survey Resources and Technical Assistance

SHADAC maintains and produces a variety of resources to help analysts conduct research and understand the results. This technical assistance agenda aims to:

•  Facilitate the sharing of information and expertise among states and provide opportunities for state analysts to interact with federal survey research and design experts.
•  Help policy-makers understand the unique characteristics of the uninsured and conceptualize state programs and interventions that will increase access to care.
•  Provide assistance to states using any of SHADAC’s survey tools (the State Reform Survey Item Matrix (SRSIM); the Marketplace Enrollee Survey Item Matrix (MESIM); and the Coordinated State Coverage Survey (CSCS).
•  Provide data collection technical assistance to states seeking information on their uninsured populations.

Other State Survey Resources
Coordinated State Coverage Survey (CSCS)
State Reform Survey Workgroup (SRSW)

Federal Survey Resources

SHADAC offers technical assistance for states that want to apply findings from the federal surveys of health insurance coverage to monitor their uninsured populations. These surveys include:

American Community Survey (ACS)
Current Population Survey - Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS)
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Methodological Resources

SHADAC maintains a variety of resources to guide state and federal analysts in the use of survey data. These include resources that we update regularly and products targeted at new or emerging issues in survey data and analysis.  Examples include:

• Medicaid Undercount Doubles, Likely Tied to Enrollee Misreporting of Coverage
• Comparing Federal Government Surveys That Count the Uninsured: 2022
• BRFSS Estimates Show Potential Break in Series for Usual Source of Care: New Data on State Health Compare
• Understanding the Undercount of Medicaid Enrollees in the 2020 Current Population Survey Health Insurance Coverage Data
• FPG vs. FPL: What's the Difference?

Examples of this technical assistance include issue briefs, technical briefs, conference calls, and one-on-one assistance to inquiries. Inquiries are welcome to or 612-624-4802.