Colorado SEOW Quarterly Newsletter
Winter 2017

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.  The Colorado SEOW is associated with the Attorney General’s Office as the data committee for the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force. This unique relationship allows the SEOW to provide key leaders and legislators with information on substance use trends and to help inform the allocation of resources.

What's happening?

The Alcohol Policy Workgroup is a subcommittee of the larger SEOW and was formed to research evidence-based policies to reduce excessive drinking. We are happy to announce the group created its first product, a brief on Reducing Excessive Drinking to Build Healthier Communities. The group is developing a dissemination plan for the brief and will continue to research how recommended strategies may be implemented at the state and local levels. The group plans to create additional resources that community organizations can use when considering these evidence-based policies.  

Upcoming Meetings

The SEOW meets
monthly on the third Thursday from 9-11 a.m. (locations vary). Future dates are:




For more information, visit the Colorado SEOW website.
Ways to Get Involved

Interested in contributing your perspective and expertise to further impact substance use efforts?

Attend an upcoming monthly meeting

Share our newsletter with others in your network

Become an SEOW member by contacting Sharon Liu

National News
The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ)

CBHSQ is the U.S. government's lead agency for behavioral health statistics and is housed within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

The Center publishes short reports on
a variety of substance abuse topics using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).  Recent reports include the following:

Exposure to Substance Use Prevention Messages
Among Adolescents
(Oct 2017)

Why Do Adults Misuse Prescription Drugs (July 2017)

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Partnering Organizations

Arapahoe County
Boulder County Public Health
City and County of Denver, Department of Human Services
Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol & Drug Educators
Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care
Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Colorado Department of Public Safety
Colorado Department of Revenue
Denver Department of Environmental Health
Denver Public Health
Drug Enforcement Agency
Office of the Attorney General
Omni Institute
Rise Above Colorado
Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)
Rocky Mountain Poison Center
Tri-County Health Department
University of Colorado Denver, The Evaluation Center

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