State Health Access Data Assistance Center: Helping states bridge the gap between health insurance data and the policy-making process, 2013-2015

This grant provides continued support to the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health. SHADAC's work focuses on increasing policymakers' use, understanding and collection of state and national health care data by: (1) providing technical assistance to policymakers in their use of state, local and federal data on health insurance coverage; (2) monitoring data on the number and characteristics of the uninsured; and (3) evaluating and working to improve the quality of state-level data on coverage. Since 2000, SHADAC's data and survey expertise has been significant in the efforts of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to expand coverage. SHADAC is particularly knowledgeable about coverage data from the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey, and it works closely with the Census Bureau on data improvement and dissemination. The project's deliverables will include reports and briefs, webinars, intensive technical assistance, convening activities, and development of SHADAC's Web-based query system as a resource for policymakers, analysts and the media.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,220,682.00

Awarded on: 12/18/2012

Time frame: 1/1/2013 - 5/31/2016

Grant Number: 70469


University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Mayo Mail Code 197
420 Delaware Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455-0381


Lynn A. Blewett
Project Director