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SHADAC is focused on providing sound data that informs health policy decisions and translating complex findings into actionable information that is accessible to a broad audience. Our researchers have a breadth of expertise in a variety of areas including economics, statistics, evaluation, sociology, data visualization, and qualitative and quantitative analysis, and our work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, U.S. World News & Report, Washington Examiner, StarTribune, and Politicoamong many others. Click a link below to learn more about the latest media stories featuring SHADAC.

If you would like to highlight our work or speak to one of our researchers for an upcoming story, media inquiries are welcome at 612-624-4802 or shadac@umn.edu.


Not Yesterday's Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug
Medical Xpress December 2, 2019

Minorities & Uninsured Report Being Treated with Respect Less Often by Medical Professionals
MedicalResearch.com December 2, 2019

The Drug in the Shadows
Minnesota Alumni (Winter 2020) December 1, 2019

Resurge la cocaina y se vuelve mas mortal en todo el pais
Miami News November 29, 2019

Not Yesterday's Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug
Chicago Tribune Taunton Daily Gazette The Morning Call Herald Mail Media November 29, 2019

Not Yesterday's Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug
Kaiser Health News Black Voice News November 27, 2019

Connecticut Facing Financial Obstacles Prior to 2020 HIE Launch
EHR Intelligence November 27, 2019

Ohio Leads U.S. in Cocaine Deaths
The Crime Report November 26, 2019

Cincinnati and Ohio at epicenter of spiking fatal ODs from fentanyl-laced cocaine
Cincinnati Enquirer November 26, 2019

Statewide health exchange must have critical mass, financial stability, report finds
CT Mirror Stamford Advocate November 26, 2019

Tainted drugs: Alarming surge in cocaine deaths in US - as drug is cut with deadly opioid
The Sun November 20, 2019

Death Toll from Cocaine Rising to Alarming Levels Across the US
Medical Daily November 19, 2019

Death toll from tainted cocaine rising across the country
NBC News November 17, 2019

Smart work by the University of Minnesota to find the uninsured
Star Tribune November 14, 2019

United Community Action Partnership awarded health outreach grant
West Central Tribune November 12, 2019

Suicide rates in Minnesota have increased in recent years, according to UMN report
Minnesota Daily November 12, 2019

Study finds suicide rates increasing nationwide
UMN SPH News November 7, 2019

Project identifies Minnesota's uninsured to help them obtain coverage
UMN News Albert Lea Tribune November 5, 2019

Most MN Kids Insured
KTOE Radio November 5, 2019

The Real Cost of the Opioid Epidemic
The Best of SNO CainLive November 4, 2019

Most MN Kids Insured, But National Trend Raises Concerns
Public News Service KDLM Radio November 1, 2019

Health Notes: Suicide, MinnesotaCare, and flu shots
Duluth News Tribune October 29, 2019

New SHADAC report shows suicides up in MN over last two decades
Minnesota News Network - Minnesota Matters October 25, 2019

Minnesota's suicide rate has jumped by 50 percent since 2000
City Pages October 25, 2019

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Awards more than $1.4M to Increase Access to Healthcare Coverage Across the State
PR Newswire October 23, 2019

Aging minority populations seek resources to address health needs
Austin Daily Herald Insurancenews.net October 23, 2019

Minnesota's Suicide Rate Jumps 56% Within Past 20 Years
WCCO - CBS Minnesota October 22, 2019

Warwick needs relief from RxGreed
Warwick Beacon October 10, 2019

President Trump's Proclamation Suspending Entry for Immigrants without Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation Disparities Policy Blog October 10, 2019

How Kentuckians are coping with prescription drug costs
Medical News October 1, 2019

The health officials who discovered the vaping illness link
ABC News Yahoo News Medscape Science Beta The CT Mirror Spectrum Report September 25, 2019

What Some Researchers Get Wrong About Medicaid's Income Eligibility Requirements
HealthAffairs Blog September 19, 2019

NH hospital CEOs wary of high-deductible health plans
Union Leader September 18, 2019

Reimagine Everything: New Analysis Shows 28 percent of Americans Do Not Follow Their Medication Regimens
Pacific Citizen September 13, 2019

Uninsured Rate Rose in 2018, Says Census Bureau
HealthAffairs Blog September 11, 2019

By the numbers: Health care in Georgia
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution September 6, 2019

More Montanans skipping medication due to costs
Bozeman Daily Chronicle September 5, 2019

Shad Plank: Soaring pharmaceutical prices capture a General Assembly panel's attention
Daily Press September 4, 2019

Study: More Iowans Now on High-Deductible Health Insurance
KIWA Radio August 30, 2019

New Data Shows One in Three Alabamians Stopped Taking a Prescription Drug as Prescribed Due to Cost
AARP Newsroom August 26, 2019

Data: High Rx prices caused 23% of Iowans to stop taking medications
Business Record August 23, 2019

AARP Shows Impact of Skyrocketing Drug Prices with New Data
Sierra Sun Times August 22, 2019

AARP Shows Impact of Skyrocketing Drug Prices with New Data and Infographic
AARP Press Room August 21, 2019

Study finds more Iowans on High-Deductible Insurance Plans
Iowa Public Radio KICD Radio KGLO News August 21, 2019

The growing employer health care crisis
Axios August 16, 2019

CT eighth highest in unaffordable rents, impacts health
Connecticut Health Policy Project August 14, 2019

Medicare Plan Home Care Benefits Could Work: State Official
Think Advisor August 7, 2019

Grand Marais clinic offers opioid treatment
Duluth News Tribune July 31, 2019

Hawaii ranks 3rd highest in per-person public health spending
State of Reform July 31, 2019

Arizona 3rd worst in US for per-person health care spending
Arizona Mirror Eastern Arizona Courier July 29, 2019

Rural Northland faces its own drug crisis
Duluth News Tribune Owatanna People's Press Wadena Pioneer Journal July 27, 2019

Getting Older, Going Broke: Who's Going to Pay for Long-Term Care?
Pew Trusts: Stateline The Eagle Johnson City Press July 25, 2019

Pa. ranks 45th in the nation in per-capita public health spending, report
Pennsylvania Capital-Star July 24, 2019

Public health services: Trying to keep up when your state is 50th in funding
Nevada Current July 23, 2019

GetInsured Retires More Than $1 Million of Consumer Medical Debt in Minnesota After Survey Sheds Light on Statewide Issue
GetInsured July 15, 2019

No clear strategy to fund ballooning need for senior care
MPR News Albert Lea Tribune Business North July 12, 2019

Numbers suggest progress on opioid fight
MPR News July 9, 2019

Kamala Harris Hits Home for 30 Million With High Deductibles
Forbes June 29, 2019

Gov. Wolf considering childhood cancer investigation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 18, 2019

Five things to know about Minnesota's medical provider tax
Minnesota Public Radio June 4, 2019

More Iowa children under private insurance, research shows
The Gazette May 28, 2019

Voices for Utah Children sets goal of 100% health coverage for children regardless of immigration status
Deseret News May 25, 2019

In crisis: What are opioids, really?
Isanti-Chisago County Star May 23, 2019

In our opinion: Rising rates of uninsured children should concern everyone
Deseret News May 21, 2019

Number of children without health insurance is again trending in the wrong direction
KSL.com May 18, 2019

Nevada Spends Only $6.75 Per Capita on Public Health
KUNR Radio May 16, 2019

ACA Round-Up: New Uninsured Data, Resources on 1332, Briefs In Texas
HealthAffairs May 14, 2019

Nevada gave millions in tax incentives to business with many employees on Medicaid
Nevada Independent May 12, 2019

Texas leads country in uninsured children, more than doubling national rate
KFOX14 May 7, 2019

Why is the infant mortality rate in the United States so high?
The Republic May 5, 2019

Number of Children Without Health Insurance Increasing Across U.S.
UMN SPH News May 3, 2019

After falling for years, the number of uninsured children is rising
Marketplace May 2, 2019

Study: Texas rate of uninsured children double national average
My San Antonio News Houston Chronicle May 1, 2019

Talking opioid crisis trends with UMN 
St. Peter Herald April 15, 2019

Medicaid reimbursement, not expansion status, affects doctors' acceptance of new patients
Healthcare Dive April 11, 2019

Physician Acceptance of New Medicaid Patients: What Matters and What Doesn't
Health Affairs Blog April 10, 2019

Opioid epidemic a painful reality in U.S.
Morrison County Record April 7, 2019

In crisis: What are opioids, really?
Kanabec County Times April 4, 2019

One of the most in-demand jobs in Minnesota is in health care. Specifically, one of the lowest-paid jobs in health care.
MinnPost April 2, 2019

Budget shortfalls loom in Minnesota's health care fund
Star Tribune April 1, 2019

Research Brief: Cost of a Federal Reinsurance Program to Stabilize States' Individual Health Insurance Markets
Insurancenews.net March 27, 2019

Research Brief: Cost of a Federal Reinsurance Program to Stabilize States' Individual Health Insurance Markets
UMN SPH News March 26, 2019

Study: Reinsurance to cost feds $30 billion to support ACA insurers
Modern Healthcare March 22, 2019

Talking opioid crisis trends with UMN
UMN News March 21, 2019

Overshadowed By Opioid Epidemic, Lack of Resources Hurts Pittsburghers Addicted to Meth
90.5 WESA Blog February 13, 2019

Study: Rising concerns that synthetic opioids contaminate other drugs, too
MPR News Mesabi News February 13, 2019

University of Minnesota study finds ACA didn't shrink employer health coverage
Star Tribune January 30, 2019

Fewer Docs Taking Medicaid Compared With Other Plans
MedPage Today January 28, 2019

Medicaid enrollees last in line when docs accepting new patients
Modern Healthcare January 24, 2019

Infographic: How Housing Affordability Matters in Healthcare
Healthcare Intelligence Network January 9, 2019

Minnesota needs answers, solutions for federal health aid hit
Star Tribune January 2, 2019

Prescription Opioid Sales in New York from 2000 to 2017
Patch November 28, 2018

A tale of health care transparency
New Hampshire Business Review November 9, 2018

BlueCross MN Foundation working with University of Minnesota to reach state's uninsured population
BlueCross BlueShield MN October 31, 2018

Survey finds NH employees pay fifth-lowest health premium percentage
New Hampshire Business Review October 30, 2018

Holding misleads on Obamacare premium increase during Monday night debate
Politifact with The News & Observer October 26, 2018

Messenger Mailbag: Affordable health care
MilleLacs Messenger October 24, 2018

Infographic: Which States Have the Highest Rates of Opioid-Related Insurance Claims
Filter October 15, 2018

What to know about health care and insurance for the 2018 midterm elections
The Philadelphia Inquirer October 14, 2018

Minnesota: Study Aims to Help MN's Uninsured Obtain Health Coverage
ASPPH October 12, 2018

In Minnesota, share of workers with high-deductible health plans leaps
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal October 12, 2018

Health care costs rising for Floridians with employer-sponsored coverage
South Florida Business Journal October 11, 2018

State Uninsured Rates
WalletHub October 11, 2018

Helping Uninsured Minnesotans Obtain Health Coverage
University of Minnesota School of Public Health October 8, 2018   

Deductibles Hit $2,000 As Employers Intensify Cost Shift
Forbes October 4, 2018

10 States where insurance premiums have increased the most
BenefitsPro October 3, 2018

Cost of family health coverage nears $20,000 in U.S.
Star TribunePost Bulletin, The GazetteFinger Lakes TimesCDA PressAZ Daily Sun, Telegraph Herald, Hill Country NewsDaily Hampshire Gazette October 3, 2018

Employer-based health insurance premiums, deductibles rise
Academy Health October 3, 2018

Health Insurance Takes More Out of Workers' Paychecks
Health Insurance Newsletter October 3, 2018

Health Insurance Costs Accelerating for Workers
HealthLeaders October 1, 2018

Despite Gov. Abott's 'progress' claim, Texas still No. 1 for uninsured residents
San Antonio Express-News October 1, 2018

Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
Star Tribune September 12, 2018

The States Tackle Health Care Reform
U.S. News & World Report August 10, 2018

Split markets remain problematic for state exchanges as 2019 plan year approaches
Fierce Healthcare July 16, 2018

New Report Shows Public Coverage Increases Insurance Rates Among Vulnerable Children
Georgetown Center for Children and Families June 27, 2018

Fewer Georgia children are uninsured since the Affordable Care Act was implemented
Georgia Health News - Macon Telegraph June 21, 2018

Report: Uninsured kids down under ACA
The Albany Herald June 19, 2018

Disminuye número de niños sin seguro medico, pero temen cambios
Al Dia Dallas June 19, 2018

Study: Fewer Georgia kids lack health insurance
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 19, 2018

Number of uninsured children drops in Georgia
Statesboro Herald June 19, 2018

Number of uninsured kids in Georgia down sharply under ACA
Gwinnett Daily Post WABE FM Radio June 19, 2018

Fewer Texas children are uninsured, but some fear the momentum could be lost
Dallas News June 18, 2018

Number of uninsured children has fallen by 38 percent
BenefitsPro June 18, 2018

More Nevada kids have health insurance, but state 9th worst
Las Vegas Review-Journal June 18, 2018

Daily on Healthcare: Generic drug to treat opioid addiction will hit the market
Washington Examiner June 15, 2018

Medical Assistance Recipients Would Face Work Mandate Under New Bill
Minnesota Watchdog May 2, 2018

Work Requirements Give Republicans Cover to Expand Medicaid
U.S. News & World Report April 23, 2018

Residents with less education more likely to skip medical care
Wyoming Tribune Eagle April 3, 2018

Omnibus Coming Soon
Politico Pro March 21, 2018

There's a Lot To Learn from State Medicaid Experiments, but Only If They're Carefully Evaluated
Health Affairs Blog March 19, 2018

Minnesota's Uninsured Rate Jumps in 2017 Despite Strong Economy
University of Minnesota School of Public Health February 27, 2018

UMN Expert: Medicaid Work Requirements
University of Minnesota February 13, 2018

2017's Healthiest Cities in America
Wallethub.com February 12, 2018

Latest Health Care Repeal Bill in Senate Could Cost Minnesota Billions
Pharmacy Choice September 22, 2017

Why Single-Payer is Not Likely Our Path Forward 
Star Tribune September 15, 2017

MinnesotaCare Buy-In: Maybe Not a Long Shot 
Health Affairs Blog August 2, 2017

Reinsurance Approval Key to Holding Down Insurance Premium Hikes 
MPR News August 1, 2017

Health Care Town Hall in Cottage Grove Shines Light on Medicaid Recipients 
South Washington County Bulletin July 27, 2017

States Think Reinsurance Might Fix Obamacare Troubles 
Washington Examiner July 24, 2017

CBO Gives Senate Health Care Bill a Toxic Score 
Star Tribune June 27, 2017

MNSure Weighs Tighter Sign-Up Rules 
Star Tribune  April 27, 2017

How Minnesota is Stepping Up to Preserve Its Individual Market 
Health Affairs Blog April 18, 2017

Reps. Cramer, Peterson Appear Split on Obamacare Replacement 
West Central Tribune March 22, 2017

How Reinsurance May Help Health Insurers 
Finance and Commerce March 21, 2017