RECENT WEBINAR

September 23rd Webinar - An Annual Conversation with the U.S. Census Bureau: 2019 Health Insurance Coverage Data from the American Community Survey (ACS) & Current Population Survey (CPS)

Slides are now available to download for the SHADAC and U.S. Census Bureau webinar held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12 PM Central. The webinar examined the new 2019 health insurance coverage data at both the national and the state level, as well as by coverage type, from both the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC).

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OPIOID DATA ANALYSIS

Overdose Crisis in Transition: Changing National and State Trends in a Widening Drug Death Epidemic

For nearly two decades, the United States has experienced a growing and evolving crisis of substance abuse and addiction; a crisis illustrated by statistically significant increases in overdose deaths directly from, or related to, opioids. Variations in the opioid and opioid-related drug overdose crisis have become especially pronounced in recent years. As a result, SHADAC’s annually produced opioid and opioid-related drug overdose briefs have shifted slightly in order to particularly focus on changes in overdose deaths across the nation and among the states in more recent years, especially...

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Overdose Crisis in Transition: Changing National and State Trends in a Widening Drug Death Epidemic

For nearly two decades, the United States has experienced a growing and evolving crisis of substance abuse and addiction; a crisis illustrated by statistically significant increases in overdose deaths directly from, or related to, opioids. Variations in the opioid and opioid-related drug overdose crisis have become especially pronounced in recent years. As a result, SHADAC’s annually produced opioid and opioid-related drug overdose briefs have shifted slightly in order to particularly focus on changes in overdose deaths across the nation and among the states in more recent years, especially...

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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 August 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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SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH BRIEF

New Brief Explores State Approaches to Risk Adjustment Based on Social Factors and Strategies for Filling Data Gaps

A new State Health & Value Strategies (SHVS) brief, authored by SHADAC researchers, details three approaches taken by organizations in two states, Minnesota and Massachusetts, to solving a key challenge to risk adjusting based on social factors: Where to find data on social risk factors? The brief’s profiled examples employed three approaches to filling the data gap—using survey data, using claims and administrative data, and using a combination of both.

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New Brief Explores State Approaches to Risk Adjustment Based on Social Factors and Strategies for Filling Data Gaps

A new State Health & Value Strategies (SHVS) brief, authored by SHADAC researchers, details three approaches taken by organizations in two states, Minnesota and Massachusetts, to solving a key challenge to risk adjusting based on social factors: Where to find data on social risk factors? The brief’s profiled examples employed three approaches to filling the data gap—using survey data, using claims and administrative data, and using a combination of both.

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DATA VISUALIZATION

SHADAC COVID-19 Survey Chartbooks Provide Visualizations of Coronavirus Impacts on Health Insurance Coverage, Access and Affordability of Care, and Pandemic Stress Levels of U.S. Adults

Earlier this year, SHADAC published initial results from a two-part survey designed by our researchers to measure the impacts of the novel coronavirus on health care access and insurance coverage, as well as COVID-related worries and coping responses, for adults in the United States. The “SHADAC COVID-19 Survey” was fielded in late April 2020 as part of the AmeriSpeak omnibus survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. In addition to the previously published blogs and issue briefs, SHADAC has created two new chartbooks that provide clear, informative visualizations of responses to a variety of individual survey questions from both sections of the survey.

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