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Blog: 2023 NHIS Full-Year Health Insurance Estimates Early Release: Decreasing Uninsured Rates Overall and for Certain Groups of Nonelderly Adults

Jul. 18, 2024: This post is a part of our Fall Data Release series where we examine data from various surveys that are released annually in the fall. Find all of the Fall Data Release series posts on our Fall Data Release 2024 page here. In late June, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)...Read More

Fall Data Release 2024

Jul. 18, 2024: Beginning in late July and going through September, data from many major federal surveys – including the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Systems (BRFSS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), and the...Read More

Blog: Tracking Health Insurance Coverage During the Unwinding: Monthly Data from the Household Pulse Survey

Jul. 11, 2024: This update was posted on July 11, 2024 uses data from the July 2024 release of the Household Pulse Survey, collected May 28 - June 24, 2024. Introduction The unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement represents the largest nationwide coverage transition...Read More

Blog: Provider Discrimination by Sexual Orientation Among Cisgender and Transgender/Nonbinary Adults in Minnesota

Jun. 28, 2024: Background Understanding the experiences of people with minoritized sexual and gender identities matters for public health. Compared with straight and cisgender adults, these populations face inequitable barriers to health care access1,2 and disparities in health outcomes, including mental and...Read More

Report/Brief: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Affirming Care Discrimination: Underlying Factors of Medicaid Inequities Annotated Bibliography

Jun. 27, 2024: *Click here to jump to the 'Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Affirming Care Discrimination' annotated bibliography* The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and in collaboration with partner...Read More

Blog: LGBT Health Equity: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Resources and Information from SHADAC

Jun. 24, 2024:   June of each year is known as “Pride Month” – a month to celebrate the diversity and achievements of the over 13 million Americans that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ).   Alongside celebration, this month is also a time for people...Read More

Blog: Social Vulnerability Index in Minnesota: Community and Uninsured Profile Interactive Map Updated with SVI, MNsure Regions, and More

Jun. 20, 2024: SHADAC has made some exciting updates to our resource, “Minnesota’s Community and Uninsured Profile.” This profile, created with funding from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, was designed to provide accessible information to policymakers and community members alike on...Read More

Blog: Changes to Child and Adult Core Sets to Advance Equity (SHVS Cross-Post)

Jun. 07, 2024: The following Expert Perspective (EP) is cross-posted from State Health & Value Strategies. Authors: Elizabeth Lukanen and Lacey Hartman, SHADAC Original posting date June 7, 2024. Find the original post here on the SHVS website.   The Child and Adult Core Sets were ...Read More

Blog: 2023 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Early Release: Estimates from Quarter 4 (October to December) Hold Steady

Jun. 05, 2024: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released quarterly estimates of health insurance coverage beginning in October 2022 through December 2023 from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as a part of the NHIS Early Release Program. Each quarter covers a three-month span, and...Read More

Report/Brief: Underlying Factors of Medicaid Inequities Annotated Bibliography: Systemic / Structural Ableism

May. 23, 2024: *Click here to jump to the 'Systemic Ableism' annotated bibliography* The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and in collaboration with partner organizations is exploring whether a new national Medicaid Equity...Read More

Blog: Telehealth Visit Data, ACEs Data, Opioid Sales, and More Updated on State Health Compare

May. 20, 2024:   State Health Compare is a user-friendly data tool that allows users to obtain state-level estimates related to health, health care, insurance coverage, health equity, and more. This tool provides interactive maps, graphs, and downloadable data for over 40 measures ranging from telehealth...Read More

Report/Brief: Comparing Federal Government Surveys That Count the Uninsured: 2023

May. 17, 2024: How many Americans are uninsured? The exact answer is unclear, but general estimates can be obtained by comparing various federal government surveys that estimate uninsurance. SHADAC has recently updated our annual “Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured” brief...Read More

Report/Brief: Underlying Factors of Medicaid Inequities Annotated Bibliography: Systemic Racism

May. 07, 2024: *Click here to jump to the 'Systemic Racism' annotated bibliography* The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and in collaboration with partner organizations is exploring whether a new national Medicaid Equity...Read More

Infographics: Housing Affordability Matters: Unaffordable Rents Infographics Updated with 2022 Data

May. 06, 2024:   In 2019, SHADAC researchers performed an analysis using 2017 data to examine housing affordability, looking specifically at rental costs for various populations across the United States. ‘Unaffordable rents’ are defined as rental costs that require a household spend more than 30% of their...Read More

Journal Article: Categorization of Health Insurance Coverage Type from Survey Questions after Health Reform: The Case of the Current Population Survey

May. 02, 2024: This article, coauthored by SHADAC Investigator Kathleen Call alongside colleagues from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Angela Fertig and U.S. Census Bureau Joanne Pascale, used administrative records linked with survey data to explore how to categorize private marketplace coverage versus...Read More

Blog: Cancer Screening Data: Adults Who Have Received Recommended Cancer Screenings by Coverage Type, Education Level, and Race/Ethnicity in 2022

Apr. 30, 2024: Cancer screening for adults plays a pivotal role in early detection, increasing the chances of successful treatment and preventing thousands of cancer deaths. Despite their life-saving potential, many adults may choose to delay or skip these screenings due to various barriers, such as limited...Read More

Report/Brief: Perceptions and Opinions Relating to Cannabis in Minnesota

Apr. 17, 2024: Using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), this brief explores people’s perceptions and opinions related to cannabis and cannabis use prior to its 2023 legalization in Minnesota. The brief begins with an overview of the context of cannabis policy and use in the United...Read More

Blog: Measuring Perceptions and Opinions on Cannabis Use and Access in Minnesota

Apr. 17, 2024: Even before legalization, most Minnesotans reported that cannabis was easy to obtain; only one-third disapproved of use by adults During the past decade, the United States’ cannabis policy landscape has changed dramatically. By the end of 2023, 24 states had legalized cannabis for non-medical...Read More

Blog: FPG vs. FPL: What's the Difference?

Apr. 03, 2024: This blog was originally posted on April 18, 2023 and updated on April 3, 2024 The terms "FPG" and "FPL" are often used interchangeably, but they are not actually the same thing; there are, in fact, important functional differences between the two concepts. The federal poverty ...Read More

Blog: AHIP Presentation 2024: Improving Health Equity Through Better Demographic Data Collection in Medicaid

Mar. 28, 2024: On March 12, 2024, SHADAC Deputy Director Elizabeth Lukanen presented at the AHIP Medicare, Medicaid, Duals & Commercial Markets Forum as a part of the “Improving Health Equity Through Better Data Collection” session series. Elizabeth's presentation focused specifically on demographic data...Read More

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