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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: 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

Reports and Briefs: University of Minnesota COVID-19 Health Insurance Model estimates that as many as 18.4 million individuals may be at risk of losing their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage (ESI)

Apr. 23, 2020: University of Minnesota COVID-19 Health Insurance Model (MN-HIM) Most Americans rely on their place of employment to obtain private health insurance coverage.  Currently, 64% of workers age 19–64 and their dependents get their health insurance coverage through an employer source. One...Read More

Blog & News: Studying the Impact of COVID-19: State-Level Data Resources on State Health Compare

Apr. 15, 2020: Though the spread of disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the lives of individuals across the United States, the magnitude of the virus' effects has varied greatly across different states. Access to current, accurate state-level data is important in order to inform...Read More

Blog & News: Expert Perspective: State COVID-19 Data Dashboards (State Health & Value Strategies Cross-Post)

Apr. 10, 2020: The following content is cross-posted from State Health and Value Strategies. It was first published on April 9, 2020. Authors: Emily Zylla and Lacey Hartman, SHADAC Accurate, timely data is a key tool in states’ efforts to understand and respond to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...Read More

Blog & News: 2018 County Health Insurance Estimates Now Available

Apr. 09, 2020: The U.S. Census Bureau has released the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for 2018, providing estimates of health insurance coverage for all counties and states. This year, the Census Bureau has also added an animated map tool, so that users can view county coverage trends over...Read More

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

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

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