Prevention research over the past decades has underscored the importance of strategically using data to inform efforts to reduce problems related to substance use and mental, emotional and behavioral health (MEB). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA/CSAP) has funded State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroups (SEOWs) to assist states, jurisdictions, tribal entities and communities to adopt and implement the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). In Oregon, the SEOW is funded through the SPF-State Incentive Grant, to facilitate the use data in policy making and program development for adverse behavioral health (Addiction and mental health) prevention.
SEOW is a network of people that bring analytical and other data competencies to prevention. Their mission is to integrate data about the nature and distribution of substance use and MEB disorders and related consequences into ongoing assessment, planning, and monitoring decisions at state and community levels. The overall goal for SEOW is to use data to inform and enhance state and community decisions regarding substance use and MEB disorder prevention programs, practices, and policies, as well as promote positive behavioral and mental health over the lifespan. SEOW is guided by the steps of SAMHSA’s SPF.
- Oregon's Epidemiological Data on Alcohol, Drugs, Mental Health and Gambling
- Student Wellness Survey
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for Adults
- National Survey on Drug Use and Health
- Treatment Episode Data Sets for State Admissions to Substance Use Treatment Services
The information on this web page has been compiled by the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, financed by the Strategic prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. Each link included in this web page leads to databases that are highly useful in the field of Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Addiction): for the purpose of community health assessments, prevention program planning, policy planning, understanding the trends and prevalence of various behavioral health issues in the state of Oregon and comparison to other states or the nation. Fact sheets and other relevant documents and information is regularly updated on this web page based on current population interests and issues, so that prevention professionals, public health professionals, researchers and the public, can gather a comprehensive and precise understanding of the behavioral health risk factors and consequences in the state of Oregon, for all age groups, races, genders, communities etc.