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SHADAC Newsletter Archive

Jul. 29, 2019: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Browse recent and past newsletters using the links below.  You can also subscribe to our newsletter here.  2020 SHADAC Newsletter - January 2020...Read More

Federal Survey Data Release Schedule

Jul. 26, 2019: Federal Survey Data Release Schedule   American Community Survey (ACS)  An ongoing general household survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides annual estimates of health insurance coverage at the national, state, and sub-state geographies....Read More

Blog & News: Unaffordable Rents by Metropolitan Status: A New Breakdown on SHADAC’s State Health Compare

Jul. 18, 2019: Housing affordability continues to be a challenge in many states, especially those with rising housing costs and large low-income populations. It is important to understand how renters’ experiences with housing affordability vary across metropolitan statuses as well as how this relationship varies...Read More

Journal Articles: Assessing the Accuracy of Survey Reports of Health Insurance Coverage Using Enrollment Data

Jul. 10, 2019: U.S. Census Bureau researcher Joanne Pascale, University of Minnesota researcher Angela Fertig, and SHADAC researcher Kathleen T. Call recently published a new article in the Health Services Research journal that details their efforts to measure the accuracy of responses to health...Read More

Blog & News: New SHADAC Brief Explores National and State Estimates of Gains in Equitable Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder under the ACA

Jul. 09, 2019: A new brief from SHADAC, supported by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), examines gains in equitable coverage (i.e., “parity”) for mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) treatment for people in the individual and small-group markets as well as those covered under Medicaid...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity under the ACA: National and State Estimates of Parity Gains as of 2017

Jul. 08, 2019: In addition to expanding access to health insurance coverage for millions of Americans through subsidized individual market coverage and state Medicaid expansions, the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) applied Mental Health (MH) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) coverage and parity mandates to...Read More

SHADAC Newsletter - June 2019

Jun. 30, 2019: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Subscribe to our newsletter here.                        ...Read More

Resource: 2018 SHADAC Annual Report

Jun. 30, 2019: This report provides an overview of our topic areas, technical expertise, and partnerships as well as a glimpse into some of the work done at SHADAC in 2018. Click the report below to flip through our 2018 Annual Report. Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Brett Fried Serves as Expert at Census Convening

Jun. 28, 2019: Expert Meeting on Changes to the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) SHADAC researcher Brett Fried served as a discussant at the Expert Meeting on Changes to the CPS ASEC, held in Suitland, Maryland on May 13, 2019. The U.S. Census Bureau convened this...Read More

Presentations: The Art of Listening: Working with an Advisory Committee to Improve Outreach and Communication to Reach the Remaining Uninsured in Minnesota

Jun. 27, 2019: Presentation by Brett Fried at the 2019 ACS Data Users Conference. May 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  View PDF of the presentation. Read More

Kristen Godwin, BA

Jun. 25, 2019: Kristen Godwin joined SHADAC as a Graduate Research Assistant in May 2019. She currently works with SHADAC faculty, staff and external partners on various projects.   She is pursuing a Master's of Public Health in Public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota....Read More

Journal Articles: Validation of Two Federal Health Insurance Survey Modules After Affordable Care Act Implementation

Jun. 21, 2019: Surveys are the only source of data on the uninsured rate in the United States. The idea for a certain amount of federal monitoring of insurance status through standardized Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms was included with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but...Read More

Reports and Briefs: The Comparing Health Insurance Measurement Error (CHIME) Study: Sample and Design

Jun. 19, 2019: The aim of this report is to describe the CHIME study design and sampling strategy and to report matching and response rates. About the CHIME Study Because there is no comprehensive administrative record of health insurance coverage in the United States, we must rely on household...Read More

Blog & News: Measuring Health Care Affordability with State Health Compare: Trouble Paying Medical Bills

Jun. 18, 2019: The cost of health care continues to grow nationwide, with U.S. health care spending reaching $3.5 trillion, or an average of $10,739 per person, in 2017.[1] As these expenditures have grown, the cost of health insurance has grown as well, such that Americans are increasingly enrolling in health...Read More

Reports and Briefs: The Opioid Epidemic: National and State Trends in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths from 2000 to 2017 (Briefs)

Jun. 10, 2019: 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 from 17,500 to 70,000 in 2017.1,2 Most of...Read More

Blog & News: Register Now - Webinar on Supporting Payment and Delivery System Reform through Multipayer Quality Measure Alignment

Jun. 06, 2019: Date: June 24, 2019 Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern View a recording of the "Supporting Payment and Delivery System Reform through Multipayer Quality Measure Alignment" webinar. The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) will...Read More

Presentations: Supporting Payment and Delivery System Reform through Multipayer Quality Measure Alignment: Lessons from State Innovation Models (Webinar)

Jun. 06, 2019: Date: June 24, 2019 Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) hosted a webinar on June 24, 2019, on multipayer quality measure alignment as a strategy for supporting health care payment and delivery...Read More

SHADAC Newsletter - May 2019

May. 30, 2019: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Subscribe to our newsletter here.                        ...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC at the 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM)

May. 29, 2019: A number of SHADAC researchers will be presenting their research at the 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Washington, D.C., from Sunday, June 2nd to Tuesday, June 4th, and at the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group Meeting on Saturday,...Read More

Presentations: Minnesota LTSS Projection Model: MN-LPM

May. 29, 2019:   Presentation by Lynn Blewett at the 2018 NASHP Annual Conference. August 17, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL.  View PDF of the presentation. Read More

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