May. 18, 2022:The following content is cross-posted from California Health Care Foundation. It was first published on May 18, 2022.
Author: Colin Planalp, Research Fellow, SHADAC
In 2020, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic meant the imposition of incredible burdens on every corner of US society,...Read More
Mar. 17, 2022:With the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) expansion of Medicaid, approximately 15 million people were able to enroll in the program - many of whom were previously uninsured. However, researchers have long worried that an expansion of insurance coverage would not translate to an equal expansion...Read More
Mar. 07, 2022: 17 million report heavy drinking,
40 million report binge drinking
In the past several years, researchers have shone new light on the public health threat of alcohol consumption in the United States. Nationally, life expectancy has declined, while deaths involving...Read More
Jan. 26, 2022: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...Read More
Nov. 03, 2021:With the authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine for children age five and older, most kids in the United States are now eligible to be immunized. Recent experience with other vaccines—measles and chickenpox, for example—shows the country is capable of vaccinating kids widely and equitably...Read More
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
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
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
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
Jul. 01, 2021:SHADAC Director Dr. Lynn Blewett and SHADAC Researchers Colin Planalp and Robert Hest used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) to study rates of anxiety and depression in the U.S. adult population for the months of April to December 2020.
The brief looks at both...Read More
Jun. 23, 2021:Originally published December 2016. Updated June 2021.
This technical brief provides guidance on how to run tests for statistically significant differences using estimates and their associated margins of error from SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool.
The brief first explains how to...Read More
Jun. 20, 2021:This report describes the data collection process and methodology behind the Minnesota Health Access Survey (MNHA), emphasizing the most recent administration of the survey completed in 2019. The 2019 MNHA represents a break in series, involving for the first time the blending of two sample frames...Read More
Jun. 05, 2021:
SHADAC has updated our brief on estimates of state-provided funding for the State Health Compare measure, “Public Health Funding.” Though this updated brief highlights state public health funding data from 2011–2020, data is available on the State Health Compare website for every year,...Read More
Apr. 19, 2021:April 19, 2021
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, the United States has been quietly experiencing another mounting public health crisis as deaths involving alcohol have grown to historic highs. After years of stability, the rate of alcohol-related deaths began to increase in 2007 and has...Read More
Apr. 01, 2021:This report by SHADAC researchers Lacey Hartman and Elizabeth Lukanen, conducted with support from the Arnold Ventures Foundation, summarizes the findings of a systematic review of data sources that could be used to study the broad topic of integrated care for dual eligibles. The paper...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
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. 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. 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
Sep. 10, 2020:
Two-page “at a glance” graphic profiles of employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) coverage trends between 2015 and 2019 for each state, including statistical comparisons of coverage changes from 2018 to 2019.
Download a single file...Read More
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.