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

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

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: Employer-Sponsored Insurance, 2014-2018: Premiums Reach New Heights while Deductibles Hold Steady

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

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

Feb. 12, 2019: 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 deaths and the...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Releases 50-State Analysis of the Evolving Opioid Crisis (Infographics)

Feb. 12, 2019: Much of the attention paid to the national opioid crisis in recent years has focused on the national toll of the crisis, such as the more than 44,000 opioid overdose deaths reported nationally in 2017.[1] However, the dynamics of the crisis vary widely across states, both in the prevalence of...Read More

Examining Unaffordable Rents as a Social Determinant of Health (Infographics)

Dec. 20, 2018: This new SHADAC analysis examines housing affordability, looking specifically at the percent of rental households that spend more than 30% of their monthly income on rent. Utilizing data from the American Community Survey (ACS), this measure is now available on SHADAC’s State Health Compare for all...Read More

Blog & News: Housing Affordability Matters: Measuring and Addressing the Burden of Unaffordable Rents (Infographics)

Dec. 20, 2018: An analysis by SHADAC examines housing affordability, looking specifically at the percent of rental households that spend more than 30% of their monthly income on rent. This measure is now available on SHADAC’s State Health Compare for all states from 2012 through 2017, and can be broken down...Read More

Blog & News: Latino Children in California Face Inequitable Access to Care (Infographic)

Oct. 31, 2018: According to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), Latino children in California face lower access to health care than their white counterparts across multiple access indicators.  Despite representing more than half of children living in the state, Latino children are...Read More

2017 ACS: Uninsured Rate Increased Nationally and in 14 States (Infographic)

Sep. 12, 2018: New health insurance coverage estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) show that there was a statistically significant 0.2 percentage point increase in the national uninsured rate between 2016 and 2017. Uninsurance also increased in 14 states between 2016 and 2017, and decreased...Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Difficulties Making or Keeping Friends in 2016 (Infographic)

Aug. 16, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Parental Attendance at Kids' Activities in 2016 (Infographic)

May. 24, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Children Living in Neighborhoods with No Amenities in 2016 (Infographic)

May. 01, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Children Living in Supportive Neighborhoods in 2016 (Infographic)

Apr. 24, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Children Living in Working Poor Households in 2016 (Infographic)

Apr. 13, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Highlights from the 2018 Health Insurance Exchange Open Enrollment Period (Infographic)

Apr. 10, 2018: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final report on enrollment-related activity in the individual marketplace exchanges during the 2018 plan year Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The infographic below highlights key...Read More

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