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50-State Infographics Provide an Updated Overview of the Evolving Opioid Crisis

Over the past two decades, the United States has experienced a trend of increasing drug overdose deaths that has measurably affected nearly every state. Although death rates from drug overdoses declined slightly overall from 2017 to 2018, a more nuanced pattern is revealed when examining rates by individual drug types and across states. SHADAC has developed these state-level snapshots of data on overdose deaths as a resource for people to better understand the crisis in their states—a key step in developing and deploying effective policy solutions.

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COVID-19 SURVEY RESOURCE

State-Specific Surveys Encompassing Residents’ COVID-19 Experiences

This blog from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) provides a summary of state efforts to capture information on the coronavirus pandemic through state and local surveys fielded between March 2020 and May 2020. We include information on topics covered within the surveys and, in certain cases, some early results. Additionally, we have put together a clickable state-level map that provides links to the data collection instruments and results we identified in our search.

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State-Specific Surveys Encompassing Residents’ COVID-19 Experiences

This blog from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) provides a summary of state efforts to capture information on the coronavirus pandemic through state and local surveys fielded between March 2020 and May 2020. We include information on topics covered within the surveys and, in certain cases, some early results. Additionally, we have put together a clickable state-level map that provides links to the data collection instruments and results we identified in our search.

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UPDATED ANALYSIS

Suicide Rates on the Rise: Examining Continuing Trends and Variation across the Nation and in the States from 2000 to 2018

SHADAC researchers have produced two issue briefs that provide high-level information regarding trends in suicide deaths from 2000 to 2018. Each brief presents historical context for the troubling recent acceleration in the rise of suicide rates and mortality in the United States, and examines trends in suicide-related mortality across the nation and states, and among specific population subgroups.

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NEW INTERACTIVE DATA

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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STATE HEALTH COMPARE TECHNICAL BRIEF

Significance Testing Using State Health Compare

This technical brief provides guidance on how to run tests for statistically significant differences using estimates and their associated margins of error from SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool.

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