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Sydney Bernard

Jul. 13, 2020: Sydney joined SHADAC as a Graduate Research Assistant in May 2020. Read More

Mary Gilbertson

Jul. 13, 2020: Mary Gilbertson joined SHADAC as a Graduate Research Assistant in May 2020. Read More

Blog & News: State Health Compare data offer baseline for measuring pandemic’s impact on suicide, drug overdose death rates

Jul. 02, 2020: Even as thousands of Americans continue to die each day from COVID-19, many people are beginning to worry about the pandemic’s effects on other of the country’s ongoing public health crises, such as “deaths of despair” caused by suicides, alcohol abuse, and overdoses from opioids and other drugs....Read More

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

Jun. 30, 2020: Updated on June 30, 2020 Introduction and Purpose One of the ways that states are responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic is to gather timely information from residents on their personal experiences and opinions regarding the pandemic. Such real-time information helps states effectively...Read More

Journal Articles: SHADAC Article in Journal of Aging & Social Policy Urges States to Use COVID-19 Flexible Medicaid Authority for LTSS Eligibility

Jun. 30, 2020: In response to the current public health emergency presented by COVID-19, especially the health risks pertaining to low-income older adults and disabled persons, states have been given new authority with regard to Medicaid in order to ease traditional complications and restrictions surrounding...Read More

Blog & News: U.S. Suicide Death Rate Reached Record High in 2018: SHADAC Briefs Examine the Numbers among Subgroups and States

Jun. 16, 2020: The suicide death rate for the United States reached another historic high in 2018, rising to 14.2 deaths per 100,000 people from 14.0 in 2017, according to new vital statistics data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This newest jump continues a decades-long increase...Read More

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

Jun. 16, 2020: Among the numerous impacts resulting from the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, early evidence from several recent national polls suggests that the COVID-19 crisis is taking a significant toll on mental health in the United States.1 While we will not be able to fully comprehend the extent...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Significance Testing Using State Health Compare

Jun. 03, 2020: Originally published December 2016. Updated June 2020. 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. The brief first explains how to...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - May 2020

May. 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

Blog & News: NHIS: 2.4 million more uninsured working-aged adults in first six months of 2019

May. 28, 2020: The number of nonelderly adults (age 18-64) without health insurance coverage increased to 27.2 million in the first six months of 2019 (January-June), up from 24.8 million in the same period in 2018. This put the uninsured rate for the first half of 2019 at 13.7%, an increase from 12.5% in the...Read More

Reports and Briefs: SHADAC COVID-19 Survey Results

May. 26, 2020: The SHADAC COVID-19 Survey on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on health care access and insurance coverage was conducted as part of the AmeriSpeak omnibus survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey was conducted using a mix of phone and online modes from April 24 and...Read More

Blog & News: 90 percent of U.S. adults report increased stress due to pandemic

May. 26, 2020: Colin Planalp, MPA, Giovann Alarcon, MPP, Lynn A. Blewett, PhD, The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have introduced a new and unique set of conditions that trigger stress in the United States population. Many individuals are concerned about contracting the virus and...Read More

Blog & News: Understanding the Methodology behind Measuring Coronavirus Impacts with the Census Bureau's New Household Pulse Survey

May. 22, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic is having broad-ranging impacts on the health and economic security of Americans across the country, and policymakers, among others, are eager to understand the extent of these impacts and how they vary across states and key subpopulations such as race/ethnicity, given the...Read More

Blog & News: Expert Perspective: States’ Reporting of COVID-19 Health Equity Data (State Health & Value Strategies Cross-Post)

May. 15, 2020: The following content is cross-posted from State Health and Value Strategies. It was first published on April 22, 2020. Authors: Emily Zylla and Lacey Hartman, SHADAC As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis evolves, it has become increasingly clear that vulnerable subpopulations...Read More

Blog & News: Coronavirus pandemic caused more than 10 million U.S. adults to lose health insurance

May. 14, 2020: Colin Planalp, MPA, Giovann Alarcon, MPP, Lynn A. Blewett, PhD According to results from the SHADAC COVID-19 Survey, conducted in late April 2020, more than 10 million U.S. adults have lost their health insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, more than 7 million U.S....Read More

Blog & News: An Updated Brief Examines State Health Compare Estimates on State Funding for Public Health

May. 13, 2020: As states have urgently strategized responses to the sudden arrival of the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic and begun to prepare for the possibility of a second wave in the fall, states’ per-capita public health funding is a metric that has garnered new attention. Estimates for this measure...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Exploring Public Health Indicators with State Health Compare: State Public Health Funding

May. 12, 2020: SHADAC has updated our brief on estimates of state-provided funding for the State Health Compare measure, “Public Health Funding.” Though this updated brief highlights state public health funding data from 2015–2019, data is available on the State Health Compare website for every year,...Read More

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

May. 06, 2020: SHADAC has added two brand new measures and updated four previously existing measures with the latest available estimates on the State Health Compare website.  The new measures include: Broadband Internet Access This measure indicates the percentage of non-group...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - April 2020

Apr. 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

Blog & News: Most U.S. Adults Report Reduced Access to Health Care due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr. 29, 2020: More than half worried about their ability to pay for COVID-19 health care Colin Planalp, MPA, Kathleen Thiede Call, PhD, Giovann Alarcon, MPP, Lynn A. Blewett, PhD According to results from a new April 2020 survey, a majority of adults in the United States say that their access to health...Read More

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