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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
School of Public Health
Division of Health Policy and Management

PI: Lynn A. Blewett

American Community Survey Data

This Principal Investigator is the Director of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC). The goal of this project is to produce estimates of health insurance from the American Community Survey. The estimates are distributed to users through the website tool on the SHADAC website. Estimates are used to assess the health insurance status of the population by residence and demographic characteristics. The 2008 data are the first to include health insurance status in the survey. This represents an opportunity to understand health insurance in the context of reform efforts.

Group Members

Michel H. Boudreaux, Graduate Student
Peter F. Graven, Graduate Student
Karen Soderberg, Staff