Kathleen Thiede Call's Research
Cancer Related Health Disparities Education and Career Development Program
Census ACS Technical Consultation
SHADAC is providing technical consultation to the Census Bureau on the state-level health insurance estimates for 2008, 2009 and 2010. This work is focusing on understanding discrepancies in reported coverage between the ACS and the other major sources of state-level estimates (for example, survey estimates from the CPS and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)), and providing technical direction for state health policy analysts as they utilize the ACS for populations covered or eligible for coverage under CHIPRA and ACA.
Minnesota Health Access Survey 2011
The project oversees administration of the 2011 Minnesota Health Access Survey, analyzing data obtained, and consulting on sample design and weighting.
State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
The purpose of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota is to help state monitor rates of health insurance coverage and to understand factors associated with uninsurance. SHADAC provides targeted policy analysis and technical assistance to states that are conducting their own health insurance surveys and/or using data from national surveys.
State Health Access Program (SHAP) - Data Collection/Analysis and Evaluation Technical Assistance
This contract provides technical assistance in the areas of data collection/analysis and evaluation for the State Health Access Program grantees. These services facilitate the analysis and effective implementation of grantees' plans to expand access to affordable health insurance coverage for a targeted or comprehensive uninsured population within their State.
State Health Access Reform Evaluation
Continued funding of State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) to support health reform research and evaluation from a state perspective, with the ongoing objective to develop an evidence-based resource for state and national policy-makers.
State Health Reform Implementation
This project provides technical assistance to a core group of 8-12 states as selected by RWJF, addressing state-specific data needs, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation in the key areas of Medicaid expansion, developing and implementing the health insurance exchange, as part of RWJF's overall strategy to work with states to implement the Affordable Care Act.
Subcontract to RTI on ASPE RFTOP#11-233-SOL-00250: Design of the Evaluation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
This project represents a first step in the larger evaluation of coverage expansion resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This task order will develop a design and methodology to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the Medicaid Expansions under ACA. The evaluation will focus on the effects of the Medicaid expansion on the newly eligible enrollees. The University of Minnesota team will be supporting this effort by providing expertise on analysis of federal data, design and analysis of state surveys, evaluations of state Medicaid programs and health reform, and identifying data needs for evaluations of the ACA.