State Health Compare expands the health care discussion beyond a focus on coverage and allows analysts and policymakers to view state-level data on a wide range of topics through a broader Culture of Health lens. You can view data through maps, bar charts, trends, and tables. It's easy to explore within your state as well as compare across states and over time.
State Health Compare now contains more than 50 measures on a range of topics including health insurance coverage; cost of care; health behaviors; health outcomes; access to and utilization of care; care quality; public health; and social and economic determinants of health. These measures come from 18 data sources and are available for timespans ranging from 4 to 18 years. See a full breakdown of measures, data sources, and data years available.
Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been demonstrably far reaching and, by now, fairly well documented. One facet of this COVID-related disruption that has recently come to light is the interruption to data collection processes and response patterns for yearly federal surveys, such as the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), that provide estimates of health insurance coverage for the United States population.
On Wednesday, January 19th, SHADAC researchers Kathleen Call and Robert Hest welcomed U.S. Census Bureau expert Mark Klee for a discussion regarding the unique challenges the Census Bureau faced in both data collection and production efforts for the 2020 ACS, resulting in a more limited set of "experimental" estimates being released this year. A recording of this webinar can be accessed on the SHADAC website.