Jan. 22, 2021:Julia Ngep joined SHADAC as a Graduate Research Assistant in January 2021. She is currently pursuing an M.P.H. in Public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She has a B.A.Sc. in Health Services Management and a Certificate in Applied...Read More
Jan. 12, 2021:Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM Central Time / 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Across the country, states have begun the first stages of their campaigns to vaccinate people against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, early troubles have highlighted the challenges to such a...Read More
Jan. 06, 2021:
Within just a year, the U.S. saw both the devastating arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the rapid innovation by researchers and scientists that produced multiple vaccines in response to this disease. In the final month of 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)...Read More
Jan. 06, 2021:A new issue brief from SHADAC researchers, funded by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), examines flu vaccination rates as the closest possible analog to understanding how the implementation of a widespread coronavirus vaccination campaign will unfold.
Using data from the U.S. Centers...Read More
Dec. 21, 2020:Prior to the arrival of the novel coronavirus, much of American consumer health care concerns surrounded rising costs of care. With health care spending rising a reported 4.6 percent in 2018 and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary projecting an average annual...Read More
Dec. 10, 2020:SHADAC is making two modifications to its State Health Compare (SHC) Child Vaccinations measure in response to changes in how the data source for this measure (the National Immunization Survey-Child [NIS]) reports estimates. The NIS recently transitioned to reporting estimates by child birth year (...Read More
Nov. 18, 2020:
SHADAC has updated our State Health Compare online data tool to provide estimates of unemployment according to race and ethnicity. Previously, State Health Compare users could analyze unemployment nationwide and at the state level for years 2000 to 2019, but subgroup analyses were not possible....Read More
Nov. 12, 2020:Our research team at SHADAC has continued its partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota to complete a new tool that provides critical information on the uninsured populations in Minnesota at the legislative district level. Using the most up-to-date estimates available from...Read More
Nov. 11, 2020: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
Oct. 27, 2020:Children’s uninsurance rate held steady recently, while non-elderly adults’ rate increased in 2019
For the third consecutive year, the United States' uninsurance rate increased significantly, reaching 9.2 percent in 2019, or roughly 27.9 million people. The uninsurance rate in Minnesota also...Read More
Oct. 19, 2020:
For nearly two decades, the United States has experienced a growing epidemic of drug overdose deaths. But even by standards of the rapidly evolving opioid crisis, mortality data from 2018 illustrate a stark transformation: While the U.S. recorded rare declines in death rates from prescription...Read More
Oct. 09, 2020:Updated on October 9, 2020
Introduction and Purpose
One of the ways that states are responding to the novel coronavirus epidemic is to gather timely information from residents on their personal experiences and opinions regarding the pandemic. Such real-time information helps states...Read More
Oct. 08, 2020:
What is an Uncompensated Care Pool?
Uncompensated care pools (UC pools, or UCPs) are one strategy used by states in order to fund care for the uninsured and the underinsured. The pools are primarily used to pay providers for a portion of the free care they provide, thereby ensuring access to...Read More
Oct. 08, 2020:
Over the past two decades, the rise in suicide death rates has continued along an accelerating climb. According to new vital statistics data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States suicide rate reached another historic high of ...Read More
Oct. 05, 2020:Estimates for a majority of measures from several categories (Access to Care, Cost of Care, Health Behaviors, and Health Outcomes) have now been updated on SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool, from two related surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—the Youth Risk...Read More
Oct. 02, 2020:With the release of new insurance coverage estimates from surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SHADAC has updated our annual “Comparing Federal Government Surveys...Read More
Sep. 29, 2020:Date: October 13, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM Central / 12:30 PM Eastern
For years response rates for random digit dial (RDD) telephone surveys have been falling and costs of conducting these surveys have been rising. With growing concerns about sample coverage and costs, many ongoing...Read More
Sep. 23, 2020:The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2019 estimates of income, poverty, and health insurance coverage from both the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).
Along with the new estimates, several new data sets and...Read More
Sep. 22, 2020:
On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, SHADAC researchers and U.S. Census Bureau experts held a webinar that examined the new 2019 health insurance coverage data at both the national and the state level, as well as by coverage type, from both the American Community Survey (ACS) and the...Read More
Sep. 17, 2020:The interactive map on this page links to tables containing state and county uninsurance estimates for 2019. These estimates come from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau's data.census.gov tool.
Click on a state below to see state and...Read More
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