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Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey - Update 4

Mar. 25, 2021: Update 4: March 3 to March 15 Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has picked up after an unsteady rollout earlier in...Read More

Blog & News: New State Health Compare Measure: Medicaid Expenses as a Percent of State Budgets

Mar. 24, 2021: Medicaid provides public health coverage to millions of low-income individuals and families and serves as an important safety net program for those in need. Medicaid also serves an important role for low-income elderly and the disabled by covering services not included in Medicare, such as long-...Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey - Update 3

Mar. 12, 2021: Update 3: Feb 17 to Mar 1 Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has been somewhat unsteady, with a sizeable share of ups...Read More

Blog & News: Minnesota Health Access Survey (MNHA) Data Show Minimal Impact from COVID Pandemic on 2020 Insurance Coverage

Mar. 09, 2021: A new report released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows that Minnesota’s uninsured rate for the first half of 2020—as well as the first known period of the coronavirus pandemic—was relatively unchanged from the fall of 2019, at 4.6% and 4.7%, respectively. The report uses data from...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Researchers Continue to Make Updates to State Uninsured Population Profile Tool at Crucial Time

Mar. 03, 2021: More than a year after their initial release of an interactive tool that provides a way to identify and characterize communities with high uninsurance rates in the state of Minnesota, a research team at SHADAC is continuing to provide general users, health insurance navigators, policymakers,...Read More

Blog & News: Minnesota's coverage dynamics shifted prior to pandemic

Mar. 01, 2021: In the three years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s health insurance landscape shifted in multiple ways. One positive development was a significant increase in rates of employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) from 2016 to 2019. Others were potentially troubling—such as the significant...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - February 2021

Feb. 28, 2021: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Click on the image below to download a PDF version of this newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Visit our Newsletter archive. Read More

Blog & News: State-Specific Surveys Encompassing Residents’ COVID-19 Experiences

Feb. 26, 2021: Updated on February 26, 2021 Introduction and Purpose One of the ways that states are responding to the novel coronavirus epidemic is to gather timely information from residents on their personal experiences and opinions regarding the pandemic. Such real-time information helps states...Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey (Update 2: Feb 3 to Feb 15)

Feb. 25, 2021: Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has been somewhat erratic—with reports of slow early going before picking up...Read More

Infographics: State-level Flu Vaccination Rates Among Key Population Subgroups (50-state profiles)

Feb. 18, 2021: As the nation and individual states prepare to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination rollout campaigns beyond the initial phase of prioritized recipients, understanding the challenges they face in getting vaccines to key resident demographics is important to their success in achieving population-level...Read More

Blog & News: 50-State Infographics: A State-level Look at Flu Vaccination Rates among Key Population Subgroups

Feb. 18, 2021: The rapid development and approval of COVID-19 vaccines less than a year after the pandemic reached the United States has offered hope to end the crisis. But there are still great challenges to effectively and equitably distributing the vaccinations throughout the population. As states roll out...Read More

Blog & News: Race/Ethnicity Data in CMS Medicaid (T-MSIS) Analytic Files Updated February 2021 – Features 2018 Data

Feb. 17, 2021: Updated February 2021 As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis evolves, it has become increasingly clear that vulnerable subpopulations are being disproportionately impacted, both in terms of disease burden and the economic downturn. Medicaid has always played an essential role in providing coverage...Read More

Blog & News: NHIS: Early Release Estimates Show Unchanged Coverage Rates during First Half of 2020, although NCHS Reports Evidence of Nonresponse Bias due to COVID-19

Feb. 15, 2021: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has just published health insurance coverage estimates for the first half of 2020 (January to June) from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as part of the NHIS Early Release Program. These estimates are some of the first available coverage...Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey (Update: Jan 20 to Feb 1)

Feb. 11, 2021: Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. However, while the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations has picked up somewhat in recent weeks, the overall rollout thus far has remained somewhat slow...Read More

Blog & News: Eight Updated Measures are Now Available on SHADAC’s State Health Compare

Feb. 02, 2021: Estimates for a number of measures from several categories (Cost of Care, Health Behaviors, Health Outcomes, Public Health, Quality of Care, and Social and Economic Factors) have recently been updated on SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool. Data for each of these measures is drawn from a...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - January 2021

Jan. 30, 2021: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Click on the image below to download a PDF version of this newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Visit our Newsletter archive. Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: New State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey (Jan 6 to Jan 18)

Jan. 29, 2021: Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. However, the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines thus far—largely delegated to the states—has been slow and inconsistent. The initial groups...Read More

Presentations: SHADAC Webinar - Anticipating COVID-19 Vaccination Challenges through Flu Vaccination Patterns (February 4)

Jan. 12, 2021: Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM Central Time / 2:00 PM Eastern Time Across the country, states have begun the first stages of their campaigns to vaccinate people against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  However, early troubles have highlighted the challenges to such...Read More

Blog & News: New Brief Examines Flu Vaccine Patterns as a Proxy for COVID – Anticipating and Addressing Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign Challenges at the National and State Level

Jan. 06, 2021: Within just a year, the U.S. saw both the devastating arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the rapid innovation by researchers and scientists that produced multiple vaccines in response to this disease. In the final month of 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Anticipating COVID-19 Vaccination Challenges through Flu Vaccination Patterns

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

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