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

In the second part of SHADAC’s BRFSS data spotlight series, we focus on another recently updated measure from SHADAC’s State Health Compare - Adult Binge Drinking. For this analysis, “Binge drinking” is defined as the percent of adults (age 18 years and older) that consumed four or more drinks for women or five or more drinks for men on one occasion during the past 30 days. We examine national and state-level rates at which adults binge drink, and take a deeper dive into variation among adults with different educational attainment.

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Leveraging American Community Survey (ACS) Data to Address Social Determinants of Health and Advance Health Equity

In a new issue brief for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies, SHADAC Senior Researchers Lacey Hartman, MPP, Elizabeth Lukanen, MPH, and Colin Planalp, MPA explain how researchers and policymakers can leverage federal survey data to inform and target interventions that seek to address social determinants of health and advance health equity. 

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Leveraging American Community Survey (ACS) Data to Address Social Determinants of Health and Advance Health Equity

In a new issue brief for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies, SHADAC Senior Researchers Lacey Hartman, MPP, Elizabeth Lukanen, MPH, and Colin Planalp, MPA explain how researchers and policymakers can leverage federal survey data to inform and target interventions that seek to address social determinants of health and advance health equity. 

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Targeting Justice-Involved Populations through 1115 Medicaid Waiver Initiatives: Implementation experiences of three states

The purpose of this study was to understand how three diverse states—Illinois, Texas, and Washington— approached the development, launch, and ongoing management of their justice-involved programs under Section 1115 waivers. To address these questions, SHADAC reviewed states’ Section 1115 waiver applications, related waiver documentation, relevant grey and peer reviewed literature, and conducted interviews with both state agency and local programmatic staff involved in the implementation of waiver programs across the three study states.

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Resource: Minnesota’s Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map

This resource was designed to provide information about the uninsured in Minnesota, and the characteristics of the communities in which they live.

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Resource: Minnesota’s Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map

This resource was designed to provide information about the uninsured in Minnesota, and the characteristics of the communities in which they live.

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Choosing Between Federal Surveys That Measure Rent Affordability

Housing affordability continues to be a challenge in many states, especially those with rising housing costs and large low-income populations. Federal surveys are essential resources that provide a wealth of information about how unaffordable rents vary by population characteristics among the states. In this brief, we compare four surveys that measure unaffordable rents using a variety of methods.

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