Mar. 19, 2018:Minnesota's Accountable Communities for Health, or ACHs, are community-led models of delivering medical and non-medical care and services to improve the health of a target population with substantial health and social needs. This brief provides the context surrounding the development and...Read More
Mar. 15, 2018:SHADAC researchers released a new brief that provides the context surrounding the development and implementation of Minnesota’s Accountable Communities for Health, or ACHs, and describes key components of ACH models implemented across the state. The following are highlights from the brief.
Mar. 13, 2018:Recent findings from the biennial Minnesota Health Access Survey show that Minnesota’s uninsurance rate grew significantly from 4.3 percent in 2015 to 6.3 percent in 2017. However, results also show that uninsurance rates varied among subpopulations in 2017, as did changes in these rates, with...Read More
Mar. 06, 2018:This report summarizes SHADAC's analysis of how four states implemented Section 1115 Medicaid expansion wiavers. These states--Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan--are among eight that have expanded their Medicaid programs through Section 1115 of the Social Security Act rather than through the...Read More
Feb. 23, 2018:
A new SHADAC brief provides an overview of the most recent estimates for state public health funding on SHADAC's State Health Compare.
About the Estimates
Estimates of per-capita state funding for public health come from data collected by Trust for America's Health, which obtains its...Read More
Feb. 23, 2018:This SHADAC brief provides an overview of most recent estimates for state public health funding on SHADAC's State Health Compare.
Download a PDF of the brief.
State public health funding is one of multiple public health indicators available on State Health Compare. Others...Read More
Feb. 20, 2018:This issue brief uses data from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey (MNHA) to provide additional context on uninsurance in Minnesota by (1) illustrating the persistent disparities in the rates of uninsurance across population groups; and (2) describing Minnesota's uninsured population along key...Read More
Feb. 20, 2018:This brief summarizes findings from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey, focusing on trends in how Minnesotans obtained health insurance coverage and providing an understanding of how the 2017 climate may have contributed to a contraction of coverage.
The Minnesota Health Access Survey...Read More
Feb. 20, 2018:Minnesota saw a significant jump in its 2017 uninsured rate, which climbed to 6.3 percent from 4.3 percent in 2015. In all, about 349,000 Minnesota residents lacked coverage in 2017, which is about 116,000 more than in 2015. These new estimates come from the biannual Minnesota Health Access Survey...Read More
Feb. 20, 2018:A SHADAC analysis of how four states implemented Section 1115 Medicaid expansion waivers is now available. These states—Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan—are among eight that have expanded their Medicaid programs through Section 1115 of the Social Security Act rather than through the...Read More
Feb. 09, 2018:A new brief from SHADAC deputy director Elizabeth Lukanen considers Minnesota’s health insurance market before and after passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as the outlook for the state’s market given the current policy environment.
Minnesota’s Market before and after the ACA...Read More
Feb. 05, 2018:Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, Minnesota's health insurance market was, for the most part, relatively high-functioning across indicators of health insurnace access and quality of care, although the state faced common challenges in the area of health care costs. This...Read More
Jan. 29, 2018:SHADAC’s final evaluation report on the SIM Initiative in Minnesota is now publicly available.
This report presents the final results of the state-level evaluation of Minnesota’s SIM initiative. SHADAC conducted this evaluation between January 2015 and September 2017 under a contract with the...Read More
Dec. 15, 2017:The executive summary of SHADAC’s final evaluation report on the SIM Initiative in Minnesota is now available.
Background: SIM in Minnesota
In 2013, the state of Minnesota was awarded a cooperative agreement by the Center for Medicare...Read More
Sep. 19, 2017:This brief provides an annual update to comparisons of uninsurance estimates from four federal surveys1:
The American Community Survey (ACS)
The Current Population Survey (CPS)
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Household Component (MEPS-HC)
The National Health Interview Survey (...Read More
Sep. 06, 2017:A new analysis from SHADAC highlights the experiences of private sector workers with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) from 2012 through 2016 at the national level and in the states.
Nationally, the percentage of employers offering health insurance coverage was...Read More
Sep. 06, 2017:
This SHADAC chartbook uses data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) to highlight the experiences of private-sector workers with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) from 2012 through 2016 at the national level and in...Read More
Jun. 13, 2017:The number of annual deaths from drug overdoses in the United States has tripled in the past 15 years, from 17,500 in 2000 to 52,500 in 2015.[i] Most of these deaths involved opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers.[ii] Although the incidence of opioid-related deaths has grown for...Read More
May. 30, 2017:This brief describes a rich source of internet search data--Google Trends--and provides an example of how researchers are using these data to study health policy.
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Access additional content from the SHARE-funded research project led by Dr. Sarah Gollust and...Read More
May. 15, 2017:This report summarizes the work conducted under the project, "Paying for Value in Medicaid: A Synthesis of Advanced Payment Models in Four States." The project was funded by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and conducted by both MACPAC staff and staff at the State Health...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.