The mission of the SEOW Training Workgroup is to meet identified needs in Colorado to increase the capacity of local public health professionals to work with data. This work group aims to develop trainings and professional development materials to assist local communities collect, analyze, and disseminate local data surrounding the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and the consequences of such use in order to identify and prioritize the prevention and treatment needs of their communities. The group strives to build professional skills, knowledge, and resources to create a more data literate workforce that is better equipped to use data to inform planning and policy.

  • This data literacy manual contains seven sections on understanding, interpreting, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data.


  • The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center has developed corresponding training modules. There are seven total training module videos. To access the training material, register with the modules link below.