Prevention research has illustrated the importance of using data to guide efforts in making a positive change. This assessment process involves the gathering and examination of data related to substance use and related consequences, community climate, environment and infrastructure/resources.
Based on the assessment of need, resources and readiness, we are able to pinpoint what the problems are in our state and community and identify prevention priorities on which to focus our efforts.
These North Dakota Data Booklets tell the story of substance use and behavioral health in the state. The data paint a picture that can help guide prevention efforts.
Substance Use in North Dakota
Substance Use in North Dakota 2009-2011
ND Cares Military Data Book Fall 2018
ND Cares Military Data Book 2017-2018
ND Cares Military Data Book 2014-2015
The state epidemiological profiles are created to serve as a reference document for state and community prevention practitioners, summarizing the available state-level data regarding alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse.
The Community Readiness Model is an evidence-based method for assessing the level of readiness of a community to develop and implement prevention programming.
State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroups (SEOWs) are groups of data experts and prevention stakeholders responsible for bringing data on substance abuse and related behavioral problems to the forefront of the prevention planning process.
The mission of the North Dakota SEOW is to identify, analyze and communicate key substance abuse and related behavioral health data to guide programs, policies and practices.
ND's SEOW has built a broad representation of diverse partners and continues to provide leadership in identifying data needs. See partner representation below:
Boys & Girls Club of the Three Affiliated Tribes
North Dakota State University
North Dakota Students Against Destructive Decisions
Office of the State Tax Commissioner
Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Turtle Mountain Community College
Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center, University of Wyoming
The North Dakota Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Division initiated the SEOW network in 2006. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the primary federal funder for state-level substance abuse prevention infrastructures.