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Blog & News: Update to SHADAC’s Minnesota Uninsured Profile Tool Features Customized Legislative District Infographics Aimed at Addressing Disparities

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

Resource: Minnesota’s Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map

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

Blog & News: 2019 ACS: Rising National Uninsured Rate Echoed Across 19 States; Virginia Only State to See Decrease (Infographics)

Sep. 15, 2020: New 2019 health insurance coverage estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) were released this morning, and findings from the survey show the national rate of uninsured increased from 8.9% in 2018 to 9.2% in 2019.   This 0.3 percentage-point increase...Read More

Reports and Briefs: State-level Trends in Employer-sponsored Health Insurance (ESI), 2015-2019

Sep. 10, 2020: ESI PRODUCTS State Profiles 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

Blog & News: Employer-Sponsored Insurance, 2015-2019: Premiums Hit New Highs and Deductibles Resume Increases after Brief Plateau (Infographic)

Sep. 10, 2020: More than 62.5 million private sector workers in the United States received health insurance benefits from their employer in 2019, and, according to SHADAC researchers, paid higher-than-ever premiums for their health plans last year. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance...Read More

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States

Aug. 25, 2020: The Opioid Epidemic in the United States Over the past two decades, the United States has experienced a growing crisis of substance abuse and addiction that is illustrated most starkly by the rise in deaths from drug overdoses. Since 2000, the annual number of drug overdose deaths has nearly...Read More

50-State Analysis of Drug Overdose Trends: The Evolving Opioid Crisis Across the States (Infographics)

Jul. 17, 2020: This set of two-page infographics uses estimates from SHADAC’s State Health Compare online data tool to explore the evolving opioid overdose epidemic across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, examining state variation in both the prevalence of opioid...Read More

Blog & News: 50-State Infographics Provide an Updated Overview of the Evolving Opioid Crisis

Jul. 15, 2020: Though still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States continues to grapple with other national public health emergencies, such as the opioid crisis. Indeed, many public health experts have voiced concerns about the potential effects of COVID-19 on mental health and associated...Read More

Blog & News: Expert Perspective: State COVID-19 Data Dashboards (State Health & Value Strategies Cross-Post)

Apr. 10, 2020: The following content is cross-posted from State Health and Value Strategies. It was first published on April 9, 2020. Authors: Emily Zylla and Lacey Hartman, SHADAC Accurate, timely data is a key tool in states’ efforts to understand and respond to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...Read More

Infographics: BRFSS Spotlight Series

Mar. 19, 2020: BRFSS SPOTLIGHT SERIES OVERVIEW This three-part infographic series from SHADAC focuses on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, an annual telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that collects data...Read More

Blog & News: BRFSS Spotlight Series: Adult Obesity Prevalence in the United States (Infographic)

Mar. 17, 2020: BRFSS SPOTLIGHT SERIES OVERVIEW This three-part series from SHADAC focuses on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, an annual telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that collects data from...Read More

Blog & News: BRFSS Spotlight Series: Adult Binge Drinking Rates in the United States (Infographic)

Feb. 27, 2020: BRFSS SPOTLIGHT SERIES OVERVIEW This three-part series from SHADAC focuses on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, an annual telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that collects data from...Read More

Blog & News: BRFSS Spotlight Series: Adult Smoking and E-Cigarette Use in the United States (Infographic)

Feb. 10, 2020: BRFSS SPOTLIGHT SERIES OVERVIEW This three-part series from SHADAC focuses on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, an annual telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that collects data from...Read More

Blog & News: Affordability and Access to Care in 2018: Examining Racial and Educational Inequities across the United States (Infographic)

Dec. 17, 2019: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently reported that the cost of health care spending in the United States increased by 4.6 percent last year to reach an all-time high of approximately $3.6 trillion.1 This report comes amidst a number of other concerning health...Read More

Blog & News: A Deeper Dive on Employer-sponsored Health Insurance: Costs in Five States in Comparison with the United States (Infographics)

Sep. 19, 2019: High health care costs have increasingly been a concern across the United States. Though presidential candidates have recently put forth proposals for changing the role of private insurance within the health care system, recent polls suggest that American consumers would rather hear about plans to...Read More

Blog & News: 2018 ACS: National Uninsurance Increased alongside Eight States; Three States Saw Decreases (Infographic)

Sep. 10, 2019: New health insurance coverage estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) show that the rate of uninsured individuals in the United States increased by 0.1 percentage points in 2018, representing 535,000 more Americans without health insurance coverage as compared to...Read More

Blog & News: The Evolving Opioid Epidemic: Observing the Changes in the Opioid Crisis through State-level Data (Webinar)

Sep. 04, 2019: Date: September 4, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central / 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Background During the past two decades, the national opioid crisis has proved to be persistent and dynamic. After deaths from prescription opioid painkillers grew quietly for years, the U.S....Read More

Blog & News: Employer-Sponsored Insurance, 2014-2018: Premiums Reach New Heights while Deductibles Hold Steady (Infographics)

Aug. 14, 2019: More than 62 million private sector workers in the United States received health insurance benefits from their employer in 2018, and, according to SHADAC researchers, paid higher-than-ever premiums for their health plans last year. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance...Read More

Reports and Briefs: State-level Trends in Employer-sponsored Health Insurance (ESI), 2014-2018

Aug. 14, 2019: RESOURCES State Profiles Two-page “at a glance” graphic profiles of employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) coverage trends between 2014 and 2018 for each state, including statistical comparisons of coverage changes from 2017 to 2018. Download a single file...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Children's Health Insurance Coverage Nationwide and in the States, 2016-2017

Apr. 23, 2019: Chartbook This analysis uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to examine: 1) changes in health insurance coverage from 2016 to 2017 for children nationwide and at the state level, and 2) state variation in uninsured rates for children in 2017. We examine coverage...Read More

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