Colorado State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup

The Colorado State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is a network of state agencies and data experts brought together to examine the patterns, context, and impact of substance use.


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New publication: 2023 Epidemiological Profiles

The profiles provide an overview of various substances, substance use behaviors, and consequences related to substance use. The Colorado SEOW publishes substance use profiles every other year.The 2023 profiles include information on seven topics, including Demographics, Mental Health, Alcohol, Cannabis, Opioids, Stimulants, and Tobacco. Additional profiles on Behavioral Health During the Pandemic and Populations with Special Considerations will be published this summer.


The 4 Goals of the SEOW

The Colorado SEOW increases awareness, understanding, and access to data and data
publications that address substance use, misuse and related health issues in Colorado. The Colorado SEOW is a multidisciplinary working group that promotes the collection, analysis, and clear communication of data to support and inform substance use, prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, enforcement, and broader policy.

interpret existing data

Characterize Substance Use Across the State

Identify Data gaps

Identify and Address Gaps in Substance Use Data

promote data sources

Increase Substance Use Data Availability 

Inform Efforts

Continue to Inform Prevention and Treatment Efforts


Our Purpose and Objectives

The mission of the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is to provide communities, policymakers, Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Officials with comprehensive data on the patterns, context, and impact of substance use to inform interventions at the Federal, State, Local and Tribal level.

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SEOW Five Year Strategic Plan

Learn more about what the SEOW plans to achieve in the next five years. Our Strategic Plan will help you better understand who we are and what we we plan to do.

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