SHADAC In the Media

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, AxiosWashington 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.


Suicide rates up across Minnesota
KTOE Radio KXLP Radio August 5, 2020

Foundations Help Fight Effects and Roots of COVID-19
HealthAffairs Grantwatch Blog August 3, 2020

Arizona 3rd worst in US for per-person health care spending
Eastern Arizona Courier August 3, 2020

Health departments tackle more than just coronavirus
MSN News August 2, 2020

Health departments tackle more than just coronavirus
The Columbus Dispatch August 1, 2020

7 Strategies to Try If You're Stuggling to Work from Home
Healthline July 31, 2020

North Dakota had second highest rise in suicide rates from 2000 to 2018, study says
The Dickinson Press Inforum July 26, 2020

Surveying social interactions during the pandemic
UMN SPH News July 23, 2020

$10 per person is simply not enough to deal with a public health crisis
Arizona Mirror July 20, 2020

Pandemic straining Missouri's underfunded public health system
The Neighbor The Missourian July 19, 2020

Large Cass County Party Shuts Down Summer School Activities and Strains Local Health Department
KCUR Radio KBIA Radio July 14, 2020

State, Local Public Health Funding Declined Before Pandemic
ACHI Blog June 8, 2020

More on Arkansas Works, Medicaid; Blue Cross says its numbers steady
Talk Business & Politics June 6, 2020

Students anxious about health care coverage due to COVID-19 uncertainties
Minnesota Daily June 6, 2020

For Many, Health Insurance Another Likely Casualty of COVID-19
U.S. News & World Report June 4, 2020

There are many types of 'tear gas.' Here's how to tell the difference.
Poynter June 4, 2020

Pandemic pushes more people into insurance market
MPR News Albert Lea Tribune May 27, 2020

UCare discounts Medicare premiums with COVID-19
Star Tribune May 19, 2020

Hospitals Knew How to Make Money. Then Coronavirus Happened.
The New York Times Baltimore Sun May 15, 2020

My run for Congress and rushed wedding are connected
Star Tribune May 13, 2020

18.4 million Americans could face disruptions and potential loss of health insurance due to pandemic
UMN SPH News May 12, 2020

UM: As many as 18.4 million Americans may lose health insurance
Duluth News Tribune May 3, 2020

Pandemic exposes budget shortfalls for local health departments
Missouri News Tribune May 3, 2020

Latest Arizona News - Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending
Fox 8 Live WLOX Radio May 3, 2020

Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending
The Hour Fox 10 Phoenix KNAU Radio The Daily Courier New Haven Register Times-Union U.S. News & World Report AP News The Washington Times KGUN 9 Tucson May 3, 2020

Long cast aside as expendable, Pa.'s public health nurses are now pivotal to easing coronavirus restrictions
The Philadelphia Inquirer April 30, 2020

A new public health crisis: caring for older adults living in nursing homes, assisted living and senior care
Minn Post April 29, 2020

As many as 18.4 million Americans face disruptions, loss of health insurance in pandemic
Brinkwire April 29, 2020

Arizona spends less on health care than any other state
KJZZ Radio April 28, 2020

As many as 18.4 million Americans face disruptions, loss of health insurance in pandemic
Medical Xpress April 28, 2020

Public health labs suffered budget cuts prioir to coronavirus
NPR Morning Edition April 28, 2020

Public health labs suffered budget cuts prioir to coronavirus
89.3 KPCC Radio April 28, 2020

Public health labs suffered budget cuts prioir to coronavirus
88.5 WAMU Radio April 28, 2020

Public health labs suffered budget cuts prioir to coronavirus
91.9 FM KASU April 27, 2020

Public health labs suffered budget cuts prioir to coronavirus
APM Reports April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Impact: As many as 18.4 million Americans face disruptions and potential loss of health insurance coverage
UMN News April 27, 2020

Arizona's public health spending is lower than most other states'. Here's what that means
USA Today April 27, 2020

Arizona's public health spending is lower than most other states'. Here's what that means
Arizona Central April 27, 2020

The 'first five plays of the game': 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response
Go San Angelo April 27, 2020

The 'first five plays of the game': 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response
Austin-American Statesman April 25, 2020

The 'first five plays of the game': 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response
Alice Echo News Journal April 25, 2020

The 'first five plays of the game': 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response
Stephenville Empire-Tribune April 25, 2020

Pa.'s contact tracing nurses pivotal, but few remain
Standard-Speaker April 25, 2020

Once cut, now crucial: Pa.'s public health nurses are now pivotal to easing coronavirus restrictions
York Dispatch April 25, 2020

Cut, now crucial: Long cast aside as expendable, Pa.'s public health nurses are now pivotal to easing coronavirus restrictions
Bucks County Courier Times April 24, 2020

Pa. slashed the ranks of its contact tracing nurses. Now, pivotal to reopening, only a few remain
The Citizens' Voice April 24, 2020

Trusted research can guide equity-focused policies addressing COVID-19
The Hill April 24, 2020

More than 23,000 seek coverage through MNsure
Star Tribune April 22, 2020

Experts: Oklahoma, Among the Unhealthiest States, Faces Heightened Risks for COVID-19
PBS Frontline and Oklahoma Watch April 16, 2020

Ohio public health spending in focus as budget challenges loom: What to know
Journal-News April 12, 2020

Ohio near the bottom for public health spending per person. Should we spend more?
Dayton Daily News April 12, 2020

Regional Strategies for Academic Health Centers to Support Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Plea 
JAMA Health Forum April 8, 2020

Duquesne nursing school dean: Pandemic underscores need for strong public health system
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 6, 2020

The Pharmacy Sickness
Twin Cities Business Magazine April 5, 2020

Coronavirus: Ohio spends less per capita on public health than nearly every other state
The Daily Record April 5, 2020

The Coronavirus's Unique Threat to the South
Medium April 3, 2020

Ohio spends less per capita on public health than nearly every other state
The Canton Rep April 2, 2020

You Should Worry about Coronavirus in the South
Mother Jones April 2, 2020

The Coronavirus's Unique Threat to the South
The Atlantic April 2, 2020

Bracing for the Big Ones: Novel Diseases like COVID-19 Could Test Texas' Public Health System
Texas Medicine April 2, 2020

Ohio spends less per capita on public health than nearly every other state
The Columbus Dispatch March 31, 2020

Where Medicaid coverage is most prevalent
Health Exec Patch March 23, 2020

2020's States with the Most and Least Medicaid Coverage
WalletHub March 23, 2020

Minnesota Department of Human Services needs emergency powers
Star Tribune March 19, 2020

Short-term crisis reveals persistent need
The Citizen's Voice March 18, 2020

Chart Review: Insurance and ability to pay medical bills
AAF Weekly Check-up Blog March 13, 2020

Researchers see opportunity for early intervention in growing methamphetamine, stimulant crisis
SW News Media March 10, 2020

The American healthcare system is only making COVID-19 worse
Popular Science The Entrepreneur Fund March 9, 2020

Minnesota insurers offer more detailed guidance on benefits as coronavirus spreads
Star Tribune March 9, 2020

Why prescription drug costs are big issue for South Carolina voters
CBS News WCBI News February 25, 2020

Minnesota Medical Association: Physicians Gather to Discuss Public Health Insurance Option in MN
Insurancenews.net February 14, 2020

High rankings on health outcomes mask distressing racial disparities
Minnesota Budget Bites Blog February 10, 2020

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health CEO: Healthcare costs could be key factor in N.H. primary
Modern Healthcare February 8, 2020

Digital Doctors
Oregon Business February 4, 2020

What happens in Minnesota if Obamacare gets struck down by the courts?
Minnesota Reformer January 28, 2020

Family Finances: How to Pay for Pricey Prescriptions
Tribune Content Agency January 26, 2020

New Hudson clinic's novel idea: a price list
RiverTowns.net January 22, 2020

Indiana Medicaid expansion tied to budget challenges
OPCA Think Blog January 21, 2020

Newest phase in opioid epidemic: Mix of opioids and stimulants like coke and meth
Minnesota Reformer January 21, 2020

Expanding Medicaid Programs Helped - But Didn't Solve - the Opioid Crisis
Healthline January 14, 2020

For Mayo and other nonprofits, operating in the black is about survival, not greed
Star Tribune January 11, 2020

Report: We're struggling to pay for health care
Duluth News Tribune January 7, 2020

St. Paul experiences overdose spike over last few weeks
The Center Square SouthernMinn The Minnesota Sun Alpha News January 7, 2020

Cocaine overdoses rise as fentanyl is mixed in
Omaha World-Herald December 30, 2019

Resurge la cocaina y se vuelve mas mortal en todo el pais
Los Angeles Times December 30, 2019

How to Pay for Pricey Prescriptions
Kiplinger December 23, 2019

New health care study looks at rates of uninsured
Southwest Journal December 16, 2019

Not Yesterday's Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug
Sentinel Source December 7, 2019

Not Yesterday's Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug
Medical Xpress The Louisiana Weekly 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

Nonwhite, Disadvantaged Patients Feel Less Respected, Survey Says
Medscape 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

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