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COVID-19 Vaccine Attitudes Among Nonelderly Adults Who Reported Being Unlikely to Get Vaccinated

June 21, 2021

With the US supply of COVID-19 vaccines having increased in recent months and demand starting to level off, most states were at or near having more vaccines available than people who want them as of May 2021. Current efforts to expand vaccine access, such as increasing vaccine supply to community health centers and facilitating access through mobile or pop-up vaccination clinics, will be key to ensuring equitable vaccine availability for communities of color and other communities at high risk of exposure to the coronavirus and death from COVID-19 (Artiga, Corallo, and Pham 2020; Corallo, Artiga, and Tolbert 2021; Dubay et al. 2020; Ndugga, Artiga, and Pham 2021). These efforts will also help the US advance toward herd immunity, meaning between 70 and 85 percent of the population is vaccinated against COVID-19. However, doing so requires sustained focus on vaccine confidence, defined as people's trust in recommended vaccines, the providers who administer vaccines, and the vaccine development process. Confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines has improved since they were first rolled out in December 2020, but about 13 percent of adults in the US still said they would definitely not get a COVID-19 vaccine as of May 2021. Another 12 percent were waiting to see how the vaccines affect people before deciding whether to get vaccinated.

Knowledge Gaps and Misinformation About Birth Control Methods Persist in 2016

September 14, 2016

Beyond Birth Control: Family Planning and Women's Lives is a multiyear project examining the current state of access to contraception and how this access influences women's lives in the short and long term. Supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Urban Institute is using mixed research methods to answer two main questions under the project: how does expanded access to affordable contraception affect short- and long-term socioeconomic and health outcomes for women and their families, and what are the persistent barriers to contraceptive access and use, who faces these barriers, and how can these barriers be reduced? This brief is one of a series of Beyond Birth Control products that will provide new and timely information to influence policy debates and highlight areas where progress has been most challenging and where additional resources could most productively be directed.

SHAP Enrollment and Eligibility Activities: Implications for Process and System Modernization Under National Health Reform

May 18, 2012

Shares five states' experiences and best practices in using State Health Access Program grants to expand public health coverage through community-based outreach and improved eligibility and enrollment processes, as well as implications for federal reform.

ACA Implementation Monitoring and Tracking Site Visit Report: Colorado

April 12, 2012

Assesses Colorado's progress in implementing federal healthcare reform legislation, including ongoing planning for the health insurance exchange, enrollment and subsidy determination, and Medicaid expansion, as well as work remaining on insurance reforms.

ACA Implementation Monitoring and Tracking: Maryland Site Visit Report

February 20, 2012

Assesses Maryland's progress in implementing the 2010 federal healthcare reform, including legislation to establish an insurance exchange, information technology development to facilitate enrollment and eligibility determinations, and insurance reforms.

Growing Pains for the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Findings From the Second Evaluation Case Study (Nov 2008)

November 7, 2008

Analyzes the initiative's continued efforts to provide health insurance for poor children ineligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, as well as the challenges it faces, including the enrollment hold placed on 6- to 18-year-olds due to funding shortages.

Growing Pains for the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Findings From the Second Evaluation Case Study (Apr 2008)

April 1, 2008

Evaluates the program to provide health coverage to poor children ineligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families in terms of outreach, enrollment, and retention; benefits, service delivery, and access; financing and stability; and program improvement.

Covering Kids & Families Case Study of Oregon: Exploring Medicaid and SCHIP Enrollment Trends and Their Links to Policy and Practice

August 31, 2007

Evaluates the impact in Oregon of the RWJF project to increase enrollment in Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs. Outlines state policy changes and local- and state-level findings on the links between activities and enrollment trends.

A Healthy Start for the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Findings From the First Evaluation Site Visit

December 1, 2005

Analyzes the implementation and impact of the first two years of the Healthy Kids Program, and outlines key issues and challenges to achieving universal coverage and stable financing.