Feb. 09, 2004:SHADAC's Issue Brief #10 compares changes in children’s uninsurance rates across states as an indication of SCHIP success. This is an update of SHADAC's issue brief #6 using more recent data. February 2004.
Jan. 30, 2004:SHADAC's Issue Brief #9 summarizes SHADAC's study of the Medicaid undercount in Minnesota, or the systematic underestimate the number of individuals known through administrative records to be enrolled in Medicaid programs. January 2004.
Jan. 09, 2004:This report is one in a series of collaborative research reports about smoking based on the 2003 Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey. The objectives of this report are to understand patterns of smoking by young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. January 2004.Read More
Jan. 09, 2004:This report describes Minnesotans’ efforts to quit smoking and provides an update to the findings from the 1999 Adult Tobacco Prevalence Survey that were presented in the July 2001 report, Quitting Smoking: Nicotine Addiction in Minnesota. This report describes quitting smoking patterns among the...Read More
Dec. 30, 2003:SHADAC's Issue Brief #8 describes how SHADAC tested the hypothesis that increased access to insurance results in reduced levels of uncompensated care by assessing the impact that enrollment in the MinnesotaCare program, a state-subsidized insurance program for the working poor, had on levels of...Read More
Dec. 01, 2003:Blewett, L.A., G. Davidson, M. Brown, and R. Maude-Griffin. "Hospital Provision of Uncompensated Care and Public Program Enrollment." Medical Care Research and Review 60(4): 509-527.
Oct. 30, 2003:SHADAC's Issue Brief #7 seeks to provide an understanding of the sources of this variability in projecting federal participation in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and to recommend methods that could be employed to reduce the uncertainty for states in future years. October...Read More
Oct. 09, 2003:A description of the process of conducting focus groups, with information about what focus groups are, why to conduct them, what their advantages and drawbacks are, how to recruit participants, how to decide how many to hold, how to attract the right people, how to decide on moderators, what...Read More
Jul. 01, 2003:Davern, M., L.A. Blewett, B. Bershadsky, K.T. Call, and T. Rockwood. "State Variation in SCHIP Allocations: How Much Is There, What Are Its Sources, and Can It Be Reduced?" Inquiry 40(2): 184-187.
Feb. 28, 2003:SHADAC's Issue Brief #6 assesses the changes in health insurance coverage among children across the states for the five-year time period spanning Welfare Reform and the enactment and implementation of SCHIP. Estimates used for all comparisons between 1995 and 2001 are adjusted for the verification...Read More
Jan. 01, 2003:Blewett, L. A. and T. J. Beebe. “Estimating the Size of the Uninsured and Other Vulnerable Populations in a Local Area.” In Weinick, R.M. and Billings, J. (eds), Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net – Book III: Tools for Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net, Rockville, MD: Agency for...Read More
Apr. 09, 2002:SHADAC's Issue Brief #5 highlights three approaches that have been used to estimate uninsurance rates at the sub-state level: direct estimation through survey sampling, the proxy measure approach, and the model-based approach. April 2002.
Feb. 20, 2002:SHADAC's Issue Brief #4 describes the change in health insurance coverage estimates after the Census Bureau added a verification component to the Current Population Survey (CPS) health insurance module, and the effect of the change on state policy. February 2002.
Oct. 09, 2001:Suggestions for training moderators and writing a final report, providing some general guidelines and considerations for states as they move through the focus group process of collecting information about health insurance from immigrant and minority focus groups. July 2001.Read More
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.