Epidemiological Profile Workgroup

Purpose

The Epidemiological (epi) Profile Work Group was formed to produce state-level, biennial epidemiological profiles of substance use. In 2018, the work group completed profiles of alcohol, marijuana, and opioids. The work group released a demographics section to provide context for interpreting data within the other profiles. In 2020, the group will review and update the profiles and consider adding additional substance profiles. The 2020 profiles will be published in the fall of 2020.

Products and Publications

Epidemiological Profiles

The Profiles are tools for individuals and organizations working in the areas of substance abuse prevention, public health, mental health, and others in support of the SAMHSA – SPF-PFS grant. The purpose of these profiles is to provide a state-level overview that summarizes data from new and established surveillance sources for use in prevention/intervention planning, monitoring, and evaluation and provides recommendations to ensure comparable data to improve data collection for future surveillance. This will allow agencies and organizations involved in prevention activities to monitor and evaluate interventions associated with alcohol, marijuana, opioids, and related consequences including but not limited to dependency and treatment.

Current Workgroup Members

Haley Sammen

Haley Sammen

Evaluation Specialist, The Evaluation Center

Sharon Liu

Sharon Liu

Prevention Program Manager, Office of Behavioral Health

Heather Tolle

Heather Tolle

Substance Use Disorder Evaluator, Office of Behavioral Health

Aracely Navarro

Aracely Navarro

Evaluation Specialist & SEOW Coordinator, The Evaluation Center

Meredith Davis

Meredith Davis

Treatment Program Manager, Office of Behavioral Health

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