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Blog & News: Internet Access Measures the Impact of the Digital Divide and COVID-19

Mar. 25, 2020: The arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has fundamentally changed the way we work, live, and seek health care. As more and more of the population across the United States is being asked to stay in their homes to assist the efforts toward containment and prevention of the virus, access to...Read More

Infographics: BRFSS Spotlight Series

Mar. 19, 2020: BRFSS SPOTLIGHT SERIES OVERVIEW This three-part infographic 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...Read More

Blog & News: BRFSS Spotlight Series: Adult Obesity Prevalence in the United States (Infographic)

Mar. 17, 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

Reports and Briefs: Revised CPS Estimates Show less High Burden Medical Spending

Mar. 05, 2020: Last year, the U.S. Census Bureau enacted a second and final round of changes in a planned, two-stage redesign process for the agency’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The first revision, made in 2014, was a redesign of the CPS ASEC questions regarding...Read More

Blog & News: Now Available on State Health Compare: Updated Measures on Health Insurance Coverage, Cost of Care, Public Health, Health Outcomes, and Social and Economic Factors

Mar. 05, 2020: SHADAC has updated seven data measures with the latest available estimates on the State Health Compare website. The updated  measures include: Health Insurance Coverage Type This measure indicates the type of coverage that a respondent has at the time of the...Read More

Reports and Briefs: 2018 State-level Estimates of Medical Out-of-Pocket Spending for Individuals with Employer-sponsored Insurance Coverage

Mar. 05, 2020: U.S. health care spending continues to grow, reaching $3.6 trillion and 17.7% of the GDP in 2018.[i]  Unfortunately, a significant share of these costs are increasingly born by Americans in the form of increased deductibles, copayment, and coinsurance—commonly referred to as patient “out-...Read More

Resource: The Opioid Epidemic in the United States

Mar. 03, 2020: The Opioid Epidemic in the United States Over the past two decades, the United States has experienced a growing crisis of substance abuse and addiction that is illustrated most starkly by the rise in deaths from drug overdoses. Since 2000, the annual number of drug overdose deaths has quadrupled...Read More

Resource: Minnesota’s Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map

Mar. 01, 2020: Minnesota's Uninsured and the Communities in Which They Live Historically, Minnesota has consistently experienced low rates of uninsurance. However, there are areas within the state where uninsured rates vary greatly by ZIP code, county, economic development region (EDR) and Legislative district....Read More

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

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: Updates to Minnesota's Uninsured Profile Data Tool that Identifies and Characterizes the Uninsured Population

Feb. 26, 2020: After a successful initial release of a new, interactive data tool that provides a way to identify and characterize communities with high uninsurance rates in Minnesota, Dr. Kathleen Call and her team at SHADAC have continued their partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of...Read More

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

Feb. 11, 2020: 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...Read More

Blog & News: BRFSS Spotlight Series: Adult Smoking and E-Cigarette Use in the United States (Infographic)

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

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

Jan. 30, 2020: New SHADAC Report on States Serving Justice-Involved Populations through Section 1115 Waivers Under a Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SHADAC recently conducted a study of the ways in which states are using Section 1115...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - January 2020

Jan. 30, 2020: 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

Reports and Briefs: SHADAC’s Primary Source of Coverage Hierarchy for American Community Survey (ACS) Estimates on State Health Compare

Jan. 21, 2020: A new brief from SHADAC defines a “primary source of coverage hierarchy,” and how and when researchers can use this tool to determine which payer is primary when an individual reports multiple sources of health insurance coverage on the American Community Survey (ACS). Using a hierarchy provides...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - December 2019

Dec. 31, 2019: 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

Reports and Briefs: Choosing Between Federal Surveys That Measure Rent Affordability

Dec. 20, 2019: Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a policy brief recognizing the growing housing affordability crisis in the United States, especially as it affects metropolitan areas and rental units.1 Lack of low-cost rental housing is one of the main...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: Now Available on State Health Compare: Eleven Updated Measures and One Brand New Measure

Dec. 02, 2019: Estimates for measures from a variety of categories (Health Outcomes, Health Behaviors, Access to Care, Cost of Care, and Social and Economic Factors, etc.) have now been updated on SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool. All measures now contain data for 2018, the most recent year available. State...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - November 2019

Nov. 30, 2019: 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

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