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Blog & News: Brief: Strategies to Increase Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Oct. 25, 2021: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been demonstrably far-ranging, including changes to substance use-related behaviors.1 Evidence indicates that opioid use disorders (OUDs), overdoses, and overdose deaths grew as a result of COVID-19-related isolation and economic anxiety, and mortality...Read More

Resource: Analysis from the SHADAC COVID-19 Survey

Oct. 18, 2021: What is the SHADAC COVID-19 Survey? The SHADAC COVID-19 Survey is a two-part survey initially designed by our researchers* to measure the impacts of the novel coronavirus on a variety of experiences for adults in the United States. The survey was conducted as part of the AmeriSpeak omnibus...Read More

Blog & News: 2021 NHIS Early Release: Stable uninsured rate paired with increase in public coverage and decrease in private coverage

Oct. 14, 2021: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released quarterly estimates of health insurance coverage from January 2020-March 2021 from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as part of the NHIS Early Release Program. These are some of the first estimates of health insurance coverage...Read More

Blog & News: A New Brief Examines the Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data at the Federal Level and in Medicaid

Oct. 12, 2021: Thirteen million people identify as part of a sexual or gender minority (SGM) in the United States, with an estimated 1.17 million who have Medicaid as their primary source of health insurance coverage.[1],[2] While the COVID crisis shed a unique light on the need for more equitable health data...Read More

Blog & News: Now Available on State Health Compare: Special 2020-Only Health Insurance Coverage Measure and 2020 Updates to Several BRFSS Measures

Oct. 06, 2021: As has been previously noted, estimates for our Health Insurance Coverage Type measure will this year come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC), rather than the American Community Survey (ACS), due to a number of impacts on...Read More

Reports and Briefs: COVID-19 illness personally affected nearly 97 million U.S. adults

Oct. 01, 2021: New brief shows results from SHADAC COVID-19 Survey on population experiences with COVID sickness and death Researchers at SHADAC have fielded an updated version of the SHADAC COVID-19 Survey in April 2021, aimed at understanding respondents’ experiences with illness and death due to COVID-19...Read More

Blog & News: Update to SHADAC’s Minnesota Uninsured Legislative District Infographics Aims to Assist in Addressing Coverage Disparities

Sep. 22, 2021: Our research team at SHADAC has continued its partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota to refresh a tool that provides critical information on the uninsured populations in Minnesota at the legislative district level. Using the most up-to-date estimates available...Read More

Blog & News: Current Population Survey (CPS) will Serve as Primary Source of 2020 State-level Data on Health Insurance

Sep. 22, 2021:     RECENT CPS ANALYSIS       CPS Shows 2020 National Uninsured Rate Stable, Rising in Three States 2021 CPS ASEC: Fewer Americans Had Health Insurance Coverage in 2020 — Private Coverage Fell while Public...Read More

Resource: Minnesota’s Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map

Sep. 22, 2021: Minnesota's Uninsured and the Communities in Which They Live Historically, Minnesota has consistently experienced low rates of uninsurance. However, there are areas within the state where uninsured rates vary greatly by ZIP code, county, economic development region (EDR) and Legislative district....Read More

Blog & News: Current Population Survey Shows 2020 National Uninsured Rate Stable, Rising in Three States

Sep. 22, 2021: On September 14, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 national health insurance estimates from the Current Population Survey along with public use microdata. These data will serve as one of very few sources of information on 2020 state-level health insurance as the U.S. Census Bureau will not...Read More

Presentations: (Webinar) U.S. Health On the Rocks: The Quiet Threat of Growing Alcohol Deaths

Sep. 21, 2021: Date: Tuesday, September 21st  Time: 3:00 PM Central / 4:00 PM Eastern  While much public attention has been given to the opioid epidemic, the United States has been quietly experiencing another growing public health crisis that surpasses opioid overdoses as a cause of...Read More

Blog & News: 2021 CPS ASEC: Fewer Americans Had Health Insurance Coverage in 2020 — Private Coverage Fell while Public Coverage Rose

Sep. 15, 2021: National Story The U.S. Census Bureau has released 1-year health insurance coverage estimates for 2020 from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The Census report, “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2020,” showed that the national...Read More

Blog & News: New York State of Health Pilot Yields Increased Race and Ethnicity Question Response Rates

Sep. 10, 2021: The following content is cross-posted from State Health and Value Strategies. It was first published on September 9, 2021. Author: Colin Planalp, SHADAC Race response rate grew 20 percentage points, ethnicity grew 8 percentage points Summary New York set out to improve...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Collection and Availability of Data on Race, Ethnicity and Immigrant Groups in Federal Surveys that Measure Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care

Sep. 08, 2021: This brief aims to assist state and federal analysts with survey development and/or analysis of existing survey data to generate estimates of health insurance coverage and access to care across racial and ethnic groups and according to nativity and/or immigrant status. The brief presents the...Read More

Blog & News: New Brief Examines Collection and Availability of Data on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigrant Groups in Federal Surveys

Sep. 08, 2021: Measurement of race, ethnicity, and immigration (REI) status is a critical component of research used to inform policy. However, the standards for measuring these concepts are often confusing for analysts. A new SHADAC brief aims to assist state and federal analysts with survey development and/...Read More

Blog & News: New SHADAC Brief Looks at Changes in Federal Surveys During COVID Pandemic

Aug. 27, 2021: The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been far ranging—on education, work, healthcare, and almost every other aspect of daily life. However, another effect of COVID that is just now coming to light is the interruption of data collection processes and falling response rates for yearly federal...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Changes in Federal Surveys Due to and During COVID-19 Brief

Aug. 27, 2021: On a recent webinar, the U.S. Census Bureau made the announcement that they will not be releasing 2020 data from the American Community Survey (ACS) as usual in September. Instead, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, “experimental” estimates will be available in November. This...Read More

Reports and Briefs: 2020 Update of SHADAC's Health Insurance Unit and Defining Families Issue Brief

Aug. 18, 2021: In 2012, SHADAC created and released the SHADAC “Health Insurance Unit,” or “HIU,” to aid researchers in reconciling the differences between the way that a “family” is defined in federal surveys (such as the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey [ACS] or Current Population Survey [CPS])...Read More

Blog & News: Explore Physician Acceptance of New Medicaid Patients through Two New Measures on SHADAC’s State Health Compare and in a New MACPAC Factsheet

Aug. 05, 2021: Authors: Robert Hest and Julia Ngep In order for the more than 80 million Medicaid beneficiaries to access needed care in a timely manner, there must be a sufficient number of health care providers to serve these patients. There has long been concern that providers are less likely to accept...Read More

Blog & News: Tracking Broadband Access to Monitor Access to Care

Aug. 04, 2021: The dramatic growth of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role of broadband access in ensuring that people can obtain healthcare services. Broadband has allowed individuals to leverage telehealth technology to receive care from providers in ways that minimize the...Read More