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)

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